Melanie Posted Thu 25th of March, 2010 15:19:15 PM
My understanding is that if the tube is removed without the use of sutures, we would have to bill this as a miscellaneous code (Medicare patient) - 49999, which I know requires documentation.
In an office setting, can we bill the office visit with a mod 25? This is BRAND NEW to me in this specialty...
Assistance is greatly appreciated... and I thank you in advance 8-)
SuperCoder Answered Fri 26th of March, 2010 06:17:26 AM
Although the PEG tube is technically a foreign object (in other words, it is not a natural part of the patient’s body), CPT classifies PEG tube removal as an incidental service and does not contain a code to describe the procedure. Therefore, the physician may report only appropriatelevel E/M codes to describe his service.
To know more check the "NCCI Policy Manual-Chpt 6-page 122"