Results 1 to 2 of 2

Any Bariatric coders out there?

  1. Default Any Bariatric coders out there?
    New Call-to-action
    Our office is reevaluating what codes we use when our surgeon does a lap band fill at the hospital under fluro. Currently we use 77002-26 and S2083 (depending on carrier). I feel that we could be billing more codes. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

    Note from surgeon:

    Patient underwent fluoroscopic evaluation today. Hospital based equipment and technologic staff were utilized. The radiologist did not participate in any aspect of this procedure. An upper GI series was performed with ingestion of oral thinned barium while in the upright position. AP and oblique images were evaluated. Contrast progression down esophagus and into stomach was observed. Distention of the lower gastric pouch was not achieved nor was the duodenum evaluated. FINDINGS: The port was accessed under sterile technique with a Huber needle without difficulty. Fluoroscopy was used to visualize the port to facilitate access. Incremental adjustment was performed with sterile saline with observation of barium trasversal to obtain ideal restriction.

  2. #2
    Fort Worth Texas
    You may have already found your answer but we also bill 74246-26.

Similar Threads

  1. Bariatric coders
    By coder21 in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-13-2015, 01:13 PM
  2. Any Bariatric Coders Out There?
    By hpierce in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 07:28 PM
  3. ??? for Bariatric coders
    By buppkl in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-17-2012, 07:23 AM
  4. Bariatric ofc visit VS Bariatric Weight Management Visit
    By elora81 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-14-2012, 02:00 PM
  5. Bariatric help please
    By lindacoder in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-23-2011, 02:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.