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Thread: ICD-9 for PEG

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    Question ICD-9 for PEG

    Is there an encounter code (V code) for evaluating a patient for placement of PEG (percutaneous gastrostomy tube)?

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    Try V55.1
    nORaM

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    Would Code V55.1 not be "Attention to an already opened gastrostomy??
    I am needing a encounter code (if there is one) for evaluating patient for a PEG.......

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    Use v44.1 for the status of a peg tube; refer to the exclusions on v55.1.

    Heather CPC, GENSG, PCS

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    Would it be appropriate to use the reason for needing the peg tube?

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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    I would say that V53.59 may be appropriate. I am more inclined to instruct that you simply code the medical condition that is necessitating the need for a possible G-tube placement.

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    V55.1 is correct

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    So the patient does not have the PEG tube correct? Then you would code the reason for PEG tube example dysphagia. You wouldn't use the V code until after the procedure was done. So none of the V codes would work in this case.

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