Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: cecostomy tube placement

  1. #1

    Default cecostomy tube placement

    My MD is wanting to place a cecostomy tube in a patient (child) in the office and have them go to radiology dept of hospital for a "spit" test to ensure proper placment. In the past we have done this in OR, but are looking to find a more cost effecient way to handle this. Our MD does not trust radiologist to place tube at this time. I have looked for a HCPCS code for the tube set itself and found A4301 and we would use 43760 to code procedure, I believe. I was wondering if anyone had handled it this way and whether that code is typically reimburseable by carriers. Any help is appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alexandria, LA
    Posts
    517

    Default

    43760 is change of a gastrostomy tube - that doesn't sound like what you are doing.
    A4301 is a vascular catheter and not appropriate for this.
    Is your doctor using guidance for placing the tube? if so, look at 49442.

Similar Threads

  1. Laparoscopy, cecostomy tube via appendix
    By bda23054 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-31-2012, 04:35 PM
  2. T tube placement
    By akmorgan in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 09:33 AM
  3. tube placement
    By mjewett in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-20-2012, 12:40 PM
  4. GI Tube Placement
    By tccwolf in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-05-2011, 09:12 AM
  5. NEED HELP!!! Bilateral myringotomy with tympanostomy tube placement, Bilateral tube r
    By jwschroeterjr@gmail.com in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-25-2011, 03:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •