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Old 12-03-2007, 03:30 PM
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Question CPT for lap sigmoid colectomy

Could i code a partial colectomy w/anastomosis - cpt44204? for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy(diagnosis sigmoid diverticulosis)
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:40 AM
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Yes, you are correct if that is all that he did. However, you might want to look at 44205 - 44208 also to make sure that non of these are more appropriate. You don't want to under code if he did more than just the colectomy.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:51 AM
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Could i code a partial colectomy w/anastomosis - cpt44204? for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy(diagnosis sigmoid diverticulosis)
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Yes, also make sure to add the lap takedown of splenic flexure code (44213 if this is performed as part of his lap sigmoid colectomy.
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Especially make sure it's not a 44207, since if the entire sigmoid, or just the distal sigmoid, is removed, the anast is going to be a coloproctostomy.
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