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What is the CPT Code for Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia? Can I Bill Separate with Implantation of Mesh?

Look at 43281 and 43282 when it involves the implantation of mesh.

As per CPT 2011 Changes, there are some revisions made to the esophageal laparascopy section. There is now

43280 Laparoscopy, surgical, esophagogastric fundoplasty (eg. Nissen, Toupet procedures)

43281 Laparoscopy, surgical, repair of paraesophageal hernia, includes fundoplasty, when performed; without implantation of mesh
           43282 ------- with implantation of mesh

there is a NEW CODE added for 2011:

that new code is an add-on code:

+43283 Laparoscopy, surgical, esophageal lengthening procedure

** Because this is an add on code, it can not be a "stand-alone" code use this code in conjuction with 43280, 43281, 43282


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