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  1. Susan Posted 7 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    We performed a laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy and could not find an appropriate code. Closest we could find was for an open approach 43820 but nothing for lap. Would we bill 43999? Your help is appreciated.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 7 Year(s) ago

    It is better to go unlisted code with additional documentation if you are not getting the proper code and as you said, there is no specific code for laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy, unlisted code I would prefer(43659: Unlisted laparoscopic procedure, stomach)rather than 43999.

  3. Susan Posted 7 Year(s) ago

    Thank you!

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  • Posted by 15441 SuperCoder, 7 Year(s) ago. There are 3 posts. The latest reply is from Susan.