AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

Digestive System, 43246 (Q&A) (February 1997)

February 1997 page 10c Coding Consultation Digestive System, 43246 (Q&A) Question What is the correct code to use for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) placement when two physicians performs the procedure (eg, a gastroenterologist and a surgeon)? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, when a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube, or PEG, is placed by one physician, code 43246, Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy including esophagus . . . as appropriate; with directed placement of percutaneous gastrostomy tube, is used. When a PEG is placed by two physicians, each will code 43246-62, with the modifier -62 representing two surgeons. Digestive System, 43246 (Q&...

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