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Transoralincisionless fundoplication

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    Our Surgeon is going to do a Trans oral incisionless fundoplication the compay tells us to code a 43280 but question whether this is correct has anyone coded this

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    I haven't, but maybe with more info I could help.

    43280 is for a laparoscopic procedure...is he using scopes at all? You'd have to make an incision to use this code. How exactly is it incisionless?
    Do you have a short description of how the procedure is done?
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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    Yes, our Doctors have just started doing this procedure. We are using 43499 and comparing it to 43280, and of course attaching a letter and OP report to the insurance company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan goar View Post
    Yes, our Doctors have just started doing this procedure. We are using 43499 and comparing it to 43280, and of course attaching a letter and OP report to the insurance company.
    That's how we did it.

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