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Old 01-12-2010, 04:57 AM
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Good morning!

I am filling in for the surgical coder, and I do not know how to bill this procedure.

Doctor performed an exploratory laparotomy, small bowel resection with primary anastomosis, and creation of a jejunum to esophageal anastomosis.

Need help on how to code the creation of the jejunum to esophageal anastomosis? I looked under anastomosis, esophagus, jejunum with no luck.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:07 PM
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Peggy,
What became of the stomach? Need more detail for that code.
44120 is a small bowel resection, no billing for the laparotomy as it's included in 44120.
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