AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery: Digestive System (April 2008)

April 2008 page 11 Surgery: Digestive System, 43760 (Q&A) Question: A patient presented with a clogged gastrostomy tube. After examining the existing tube site, the physician deflated the balloon. The existing gastrostomy tube was removed. A new balloon tube was tested and inserted without the use of fluoroscopic guidance. What is the appropriate code to report for this procedure? Answer: The appropriate code to report for this procedure is code 43760, Change of gastrostomy tube, percutaneous, without imaging or endoscopic guidance. Surgery: Digestive System, 43760 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2008; April 2008 page 11 ...

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