AMA CPT® Assistant - 2017 Issue 8 (August)

Reporting Esophageal Sphincter Augmentation Procedures (August 2017)

August 2017 page 6 Reporting Esophageal Sphincter Augmentation Procedures Prior to 2017, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Category III codes 0392T and 0393T were used to report the laparoscopic insertion and removal of a flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores around the lower esophageal sphincter. For 2017, these codes were deleted from the CPT code set and replaced with Category I codes 43284 and 43285. This article provides an overview of the appropriate reporting of these new surgical procedures. Laparoscopy 43284Laparoscopy, surgical, esophageal sphincter augmentation procedure, placement of sphincter augmentation device (ie, magnetic band), including cruroplasty...

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