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endoscopic gastrocutaneous fistula

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    Default endoscopic gastrocutaneous fistula
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    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!

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

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    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

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    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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