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Thread: Dx code for lap band erosion

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    Default Dx code for lap band erosion

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    Need diagnosis code for lap band erosion - thanks

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    There isn't a specific one. I use 997.4 digestive system complications not elsewhere classified.

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    Carmel, New York


    The best I can come up with is 996.70, the complication code due to an unspecified device.

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    Default RE:ICD Lap-Band erosion

    Lap-Band erosion is "migration of the band" through the stomach wall into the stomach.

    I'd suggest either of the below specified.
    coded as complication surgical/stomach banding------------1. Complications of internal anastomosis & bypass of GI tract= 997.4 +V45.86+E878.2
    2. Mechanical complication due to other implant and internal device NEC=996.59 + V45.86+ E878.2

    Last edited by msrd_081002; 12-10-2010 at 09:59 PM.

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