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AMA approves E&M documentation changes

The AMA CPT Editorial Panel has approved revised guidelines for new and established office or outpatient visit codes 99202-99215 that woul...

Can we report CPT codes 43247 and 43246 for a same encounter?


Intubation of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., percutaneous placement of G-tube, CPT code 43246) includes subsequent removal of the tube.  CPT codes such as 43247 (upper gastrointestinal endoscopic removal of foreign body) should not be reported for routine removal of previously placed therapeutic devices.
 
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