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    has anyone coded 'tracheostomy tube exchange?'
    no revision was done.
    thank you for your help.


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    Hi Cathy,

    I know that some coders use CPT 31502 however, if all the surgeon needed to do was remove one tube and insert another, I think you're only supposed to bill for an E&M visit.

    I'll be interested to see if anyone else has a suggestion.

    Lisi, CPC

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