AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 9 (September)

Digestive System, 43324 (Q&A) (September 1996)

September 1996 page 10c Coding Consultation Digestive System, 43324 (Q&A) Question What is the appropriate code to report a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplasty? Is it appropriate to report code 43324 to describe this procedure? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplasty is most appropriately reported with code 56399, Unlisted procedure, laparoscopy, peritoneoscopy, hysteroscopy. It would not be appropriate to report a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplasty with code 43324. This code is intended to represent an "open" surgical procedure. Digestive System, 43324 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1996; September 1996 page 10c ...

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