AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery/Digestive System (January 2002)

January 2002 page 11c Coding Consultation Digestive System, Surgery, 43752 (Q&A) Question We are unsure of when to use the new code 43752. Should this be used only for temporary placement of a naso-gastric tube? AMA Comment Code 43752, Naso- or oro-gastric tube placement, necessitating physician's skill, is intended to identify tube placement that is performed by a physician due to difficult or risky circumstances. For example, if multiple attempts by the nursing staff have been unsuccessful, the physician may be called in to perform the placement. The code descriptor does not indicate that the tube placement must...

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