AMA CPT® Assistant - 2019 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) (April 2019)

April 2019 page 11 Surgery: Digestive System Question: What is the appropriate CPT code to report the placement of an esophageal sphincter augmentation device (eg, magnetic band) when a hiatal hernia repair is also performed? Answer: Report code 43284, Laparoscopy, surgical, esophageal sphincter augmentation procedure, placement of sphincter augmentation device (ie, magnetic band), including cruroplasty when performed, for the entirety of the work described. When CPT code 43284 was created, the procedure was described for use only in patients with small hiatal hernias less than 3 cm because the literature supported the use of the device only in these...

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