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Coding Corner Tips: Insertion of Magnetic Lengthening Device into Esophagus
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New Code for Insertion of Magnetic Lengthening Device into Esophagus

Updates: New codes are valid for October 1, 2023 discharges.

 

Notes:

It is implanted at the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a circular band of muscle that closes the last few centimeters of the esophagus and prevents the backward flow of stomach contents. Treats GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in patients who continue to have GERD symptoms despite the use of maximum medical therapy for the treatment of their reflux. Composed of a series of titanium beads, each with a magnetic core, connected together with independent titanium wires to form a ring shape.

 

Examples Include:

LINX ™ (Linx Reflux Management System)

New ICD-10-PCS Codes 0DH17JZ, 0DH27JZ, 0DH37JZ (Insertion magnetic lengthening device into upper, middle or lower esophagus)

 

For more information, please visit https://www.jnjmedtech.com/en-US/treatment/LINX-reflux-surgery.

 

 

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Kim Felix, RHIA, CCS 

Director of Education

 (215) 200-1788

kfelix@e4.health

Lori Harbison, LPN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS

Coding Operations Manager

 (216) 501-2058

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