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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Readers Question:

Include Tube Removals as Part of E/M Services

Question: Our gastroenterologist performed EGD on a patient on one day and colonoscopy along with PEG tube removal on the following day. I reported 43235 for the EGD and 45378 for the colonoscopy. However I am not too sure about how to code the removal of the PEG tube. I know that there is no removal code, and it is usually [...]