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sleeve gastrectomy 43775

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    Has anyone heard anything on the status of the sleeve gastrectomy code 43775 ?
    In 2010 Medicare had it on there fee schedule but they were not covering it. I just noticed it is not on the 2011 Medicare fee schedule. Has anyone heard anything about this?

    Any info is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Laura

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    No, Havent heard anything about medicare not covering it. Sorry.....

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    I just read that it's non covered by Medicare effective July 1 2011. On another note, with another insurance company...I'm trying to confirm that it is not an assist at surgery procedure. (billable with modifier 80 or 81 & 81)

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