Fluoroscopic evaluation of NG tube

May 30, 2017

Question:

How would you suggest to code a fluoroscopic evaluation of an NG tube? "PROCEDURE: Fluoroscopic evaluation of NG tube. FLUOROSCOPY TIME: 0.6 minutes. FINDINGS: No contrast was able to be instilled via the NG tube. Visualization of the upper portion of the tube reveals there was a kink in the oral pharynx. This was removed under direct fluoroscopic visualization. The tube was resecured with tape. Instillation of contrast revealed filling of the stomach. IMPRESSION: Initially malpositioned NG tube with kink. This was repositioned. Functioning NG tube."

Question ID: 9408
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