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    Trying to find out if anyone bills a certain CPT code for a PEG tube removal. Thanks.

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    Red face Peg Tube Removal

    Per CPT Assistant--There are no CPT codes to report the non-incisional removal of PEG tubes. You would report the PEG tube removal with the appropriate E&M code for that visit. you can use 43760 with dx V55.1 if the doctor removed it then placed another one
    Non incisional PEG removal is reported via E/M
    If removed endoscopically 43247
    If incisional 43500 may be appropriate

    Hope this helps
    Cori Sampson

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    Cori, thanks so much for your reply. This is how we have always billed it in the past, however, we have had some challenges with not billing for just a simple removal of the peg. Thanks very much for your input.

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