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    Can anyone tell me the correct cpt code for Endoscopic Nissen fundoplication? My feeling is to use the unlisted esophagus procedure code 43499 and send notes.

    Thank you for any ideas,
    Alisa, CPC

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    The correct code for this is 43280. If you read the procedure it says Nissen in parenthesis. I use this code alot so I am familiar with it. Hope this is helpful.
    Jodee Bailey
    Surgical Associates

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    I disagree. I would use the unlisted esophagus code as initially suggested. the 43280 is specific to a laparoscopic approach. If the surgeon does it endoscopically then the requirements to use 43280 have not been met.
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    what ICD -procedure code is used

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