AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 9 (September)

Medicine, 91105 (Q&A) (September 1996)

September 1996 page 10b Coding Consultation Medicine, 91105 (Q&A) Question Can I report code 91105 for gastric intubation for placement of a nasogastric tube? AMA Comment No. CPT code 91105 does not describe the placement of a nasogastric (NG) tube. The full description of 91105 is, Gastric intubation and aspiration or lavage for treatment (eg, for ingested poisons). This therapeutic treatment involves the insertion of a tube into the stomach, infusing a sodium chloride solution or water and removal of the stomach contents by siphon or syringe after each installation of the solution or water. Medicine, 91105 (Q&...

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