HELP with Bariatric coding

kmcafee

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I am new to Bariatric coding and I am trying to code an open RNY and a G tube placement. Codes 43846 and 43830. I know 43830 is a separate procedure code so does that mean it is part of the 43846? Can I code anything for the g tube placement.
 

jettagirlfl

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Try adding a 59 onto the 43820. My encoder pro says they may not be billed together, but if performed, use the modifier.
 

Grintwig

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According to Payer Path 43830 is a component code of 43846 and they may not be billed together even with a modifier

43846 GASTRIC BYPASS FOR OBESITY M Non-Facility RVU: 47.27
No bundling issues exist

43830 PLACE GASTROSTOMY TUBE M Non-Facility RVU: 20.12

Code 43830 is a component of Column 1 code 43846 and cannot be billed using any modifier.
 
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