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Lap band removal

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    I thought I recently read somewhere that you should not bill a lap band removal (CPT 43774) when you convert to a Roux-en-Y (CPT 43644). I know there are no edits out there stating otherwise but I need to find in writing that it should not be billed separately. Anyone have any ideas where to look???


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    I'd bill it. You have CCI to fall back on. Seems like separate work. If you get a denial request policy and there's your proof. Otherwise you might be searching for something that doesn't exists. Just a suggestion

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