February 28, 2019
How is a laparoscopic pyloroplasty reported? Can I use code 43800, Pyloroplasty?
No, codes without the term laparoscopic in their description are intended as open codes and 43800 is an open code. There is no laparoscopic code for pyloroplasty so an unlisted code 43659 unlisted laparoscopic procedure, stomach, must be used.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 2/28/19.