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endoscopic gastrocutaneous fistula

  1. #1
    Peoria, Illinois
    Default endoscopic gastrocutaneous fistula
    Medical Coding Books
    We have an op note where the doctor dictates he used sutures to close a gastrocutaneous fistula but he did it endoscopically. We are going back and forth between CPT 43880 and 43999. Any suggestions on which one is the correct CPT? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Cool gastrocolic fistula
    I would say 43880. It does not specify open or endoscopic procedure.

  3. #3
    Vancouver Washington
    43880 is specifically listed as an open procedure. My docs do this procedure alot, and we use unlisted stomach 43999.

    hope this helps!!
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

  4. #4
    Peoria, Illinois
    Thanks for all your help. I researched both based on the answers I got and the 43999 is the appropriate one to use.

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