Lee Posted Thu 08th of November, 2012 20:53:54 PM
Could I use cpt 43281 for a Diaphragmatic hernia repair
SuperCoder Answered Fri 09th of November, 2012 00:39:12 AM
Absolutely if done laparoscopically.
CPT 2010 introduced two new codes for lap paraesophageal or diaphragmatic hernia repairs, so you should select the correct code from these:
• 43281 -- Laparoscopy, surgical, repair of paraesophageal hernia, includes fundoplasty, when performed; without implantation of mesh
• 43282 -- ... with implantation of mesh.