Billable Medical Code for Mechanical Complication of Gastrostomy
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 536.42
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 536.42.
The Short Description Is: Gastrostomy comp – mech.
G tube is also known as gastrostomy mechanical complication, malfunction of gastrostomy tube, and obstruction of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube.
G Tube Definition and Symptoms
A G tube, also known as a gastrostomy tube, is a feeding tube placed directly into the stomach to deliver food, fluids, and medications. Some of the common conditions that require a g tube are inability to swallow, cancer, failure to thrive, and neuromuscular disorders.