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Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia

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    Is there a code for this? I only find code for open...

    Julie

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    Their is not a code for this for 2009. (their is for 2010-- 43281, 43282) So I have defaulted to 39599 to report the Lap PEH repairs thus far.

    Hope this helps!!

    Jaime
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    Much thanks, Jaime!!!

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    I bill for this procedure on a regular basis and I use the unlisted laproscopic procedure for esophagus...code 43289.

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    If the equivalant open is 39502 why are you not using the unlisted code in that section?
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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