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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Presence of Earlier PEG will Decide PEJ Coding

Question: Our Gastro conducted a placement of a PEJ tube on a patient who already had a PEG tube. What code should I report? Nevada Subscriber Answer: You should code this encounter as 44373 (Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, not including ileum; with conversion of percutaneous gastrostomy tube to percutaneous jejunostomy tube). As the patient already had [...]


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