Our radiology department is removing a G-tube, but there is no CPT® code for this procedure. Is it appropriate for us to charge 99211 (office/outpatient visit established) when performed by a radiologist or technologist?
If the documentation is sufficient to support an evaluation and management (E & M) code then it can be reported if the radiologist removes the G-tube. In a non-hospital situation, 99211 could be billed if this is not a new patient to the radiologist, and he or she is present in the office or facility and directs the technologist to remove the tube (and documents appropriately).
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