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    I was looking for a CPT code to use for Lap Band filling. The doctor accesses the subcu port and makes adjustments by injecting saline. I was looking at codes 11950-11954. I'm aware of the HCPCS code S2083, but some carriers don't recognize the HCPCS code. Does anyone have an info. on this?

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    Our local Blue and HMO Medicaid recognize it but the rest of the insurers do not. I have tried the unlisted code etc. - too tedious and its a hard sell to get it paid. Thus the docs are using the E & M doing all the necessary bullets required whether 99213 99214, still billing the S2083 just for recodding /tracking purposes. Lately, they have initiated a contract for the fill stating that this is a non-covered service and have asked pts to sign the contract per year and charge a few hundered dollars up front for unlimited fill. It works because the inurance co do not pay S2083.

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    Thanks, that is helpful.

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