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slipped lapband

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    Medical Coding Books
    i am trying to find the best ICD 9 code for a slipped lapband. i have been using the code 996.59. also use this for flipped band and leaky port. the hospital is using 998.89. the insurance companies are denying for LCD. any better suggestions.

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    Northeast Kansas AAPC
    I use the 996.59 and have not had trouble with denials. Thank goodness there are new ICD9 codes specific for bariatric complications starting in October!!!

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