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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


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


Read more on my other article on Medical
Billing Codes Procedural Codes for Hernia
Repair for Open or Laparoscopic Method


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Resources: AMA's CPT CODE BOOK 2011, AMA'S CPT 2011 CHANGES BOOK, ANATOMY AND
PHYSIOLOGY BOOK and a MEDICAL DICTIONARY!
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