AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2014 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Sleeve gastrectomy dilation
What would the correct code assignment be for the dilation of a sleeve gastrectomy? Some of our coders have assigned CPT code 43245 however; the other coders feel that this code is reported for dilation of a gastric outlet so it doesn’t seem to be the correct code to use. Would CPT code 43999 be the best code to describe the dilation of a gastric sleeve procedure via an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) approach? ...
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