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Sep 8th, 2011 - stomach1 3 

Peg Tube Removal

I am new to Gastro billing and I am not sure what the code would be for Peg Tube Removal. I cannot use 43760 due to it is not changing it is removing??

Thank you

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Sep 8th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: Peg Tube Removal

The peg removal is included in the placement.

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Sep 8th, 2011 - rphelps 615  1 

re: Peg Tube Removal

If your doc did not place it then the only thing you can do is charge a higher level office visit.

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Sep 8th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: Peg Tube Removal

Your MDM may be higher due to the PEG removal which may increase the E/M level, but removing the PEG does not automatically mean the entire E/M level will increase.

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