Oscar Posted Thu 04th of June, 2015 10:01:42 AM
Please answer the following coding question:
Pre & Post-op Dx: Recurrent Marginal Ulcer.
Specimen Removed: Previous Gastrojejunostomy
Procedure performed: Laparoscopic Revision of Gastrojejunostomy and EGD
Patient is a Roux-en-y gastric bypass patient 3 years ago, done well from weight-loss standpoint. But, this marginal ulcer with bleeding is continuously occuring.
Previous Gastrojejunostomy was removed and then a standard hand-sewn gastrojejunostomy performed using 3-0 vicryl in 2 layers.Bowel clamp placed under EGD.
For this same "Open procedure" we have a code 43860. But, I do not find any specific CPT code when done as Laparoscopic Revision.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 05th of June, 2015 02:24:42 AM
Yes we do not have a specific code for Laparoscopic Revision of Gastrojejunostomy and EGD we have only code for Laparoscopic Revision is unlisted code 43999