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Make Best Use of Modifier 53 for Discontinued EGD Procedures

Question: Our GI performed a placement of naso-jejunal tube through the nose? Is CPT® code 43241 appropriate for this procedure? The GI had to stop the procedure midway due to complications. Which modifier should I use? Texas Subscriber Answer: Yes. When your gastroenterologist places a naso-jejunal tube during an EGD procedure, you will have to report this procedure with 43241 (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, [...]