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Lap band failure

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    Default Lap band failure
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    Patient had a lap band removal and the icd-9 code that was booked was 536.9 -unspecified functi.onal disorder of stomach ? Does this seem right ? DX only stated lLap Band Failure- THANKS

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    I would use code 539.09. other complication of gastric band procedure.

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    Columbia, MO
    honestly I feel you need more information before stabbing at the dark for a code there could be many different reasons for need the band removed it could be due to a complication of the procedure, or a failure of the band itself or some other issue with the patient, or just dissatisfaction on the patient's part, all of which are coded differently.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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