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Jejunostomy Tube Removal

Nicole Posted Thu 12th of March, 2015 09:26:06 AM

I have a patient that presented at an Ambulatory Surgery Center specifically to have J-tube removed under anesthesia. I know this is usually billed as part of an E/M. In this case we can not use an E/M code.
My doctor did not place the J-tube. Is there any way that the doctor can get paid for the removal that follows CCI.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 12th of March, 2015 19:05:10 PM

Thanks for your question. There is no specific procedure code for Jejunostomy tube removal. If you are unable to bill an E&M code, the only other option would be to use an unlisted procedure code. You should submit documentation and a letter explaining medical necessity for using anesthesia. Hope this helps.

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