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    Default EGD/PEG Question

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    My doctor performed a perc. tracheostomy with an EGD and planned PEG placement; however, due to no transillumination and gastritis on EGD, the decision was made at that time to not place the PEG tube.

    How would I handle this scenario? Just bill out a regular EGD or use the 43246 with either modifier 52 or 53??

    Thanks for your help!

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    Apr 2007


    It's funny because I had a 52 or 53 modiifer issue today as well. On this case I would do just a 43235 without any modifier (52,53)

    Hope that helps

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    Apr 2007
    Lehigh Valley


    Thanks for responding to my question. I really appreciate it!.

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