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    Talking Take-down of Nissen procedure code

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    My provider is going to perform an open Lap Band procedure, but is also performing a take-down of a previous nissen procedure. The only thing I can come up with is using the 43289 Unlisted esophagus procedure with a 59 modifier to specify a separate procedure. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Apr 2007
    Vancouver Washington


    I would use the unlisted code.
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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