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    Can you bill a laporoscopy gastric bypass 43644 with a lap hiatal hernia which i use the unlisted code as 43289.

    thanks

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    Yes you can bill the repair, but it isn't unlisted; it's a 43281 w/o mesh or a 43282 with mesh. Usually it's without in this situation.

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    i was always told to use the unlisted code for a hiatal hernia repair. thanks for the info

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