Bariatric question???-done laparoscopically

herrera4

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when removing a lap band and converting to gastric bypass-all done laparoscopically- would this be coded as just a new bypass 43644? the removal would be included, right?

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CodingKing

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I don't see any NCCI edits or comments in the CPT book restricting 43772 & 43644 being billed together.
 
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