AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2018 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

LINX implantation

A patient, with long-standing gastroesophageal reflux and marked regurgitation, was seen at our facility with request to be taken off the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) due to complications from the PPIs. During evaluation of the patient, a hiatal hernia was also identified. Therefore, this patient underwent a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with LINX implantation. We are having some difficulty locating a code for the LINX implantation procedure performed with the hernia repair. What CPT code(s) would be assigned for the procedure(s) performed? ...

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