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Billing NG/OG Tube Placement In Addition to Anesthesia

Question: Our anesthesiologist administered general anesthesia for a case. He also provided peripheral IV line placement and NG/OG tube placement. Can I bill for general anesthesia along with the placement of the peripheral IV line and also bill for the NG/OG tube placement? What codes would be most appropriate? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: According to Correct Coding Initiative edits, both the [...]


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