Other Procedures on the Abdomen CPT® Code range 22999- 22999

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Abdomen 22999-22999 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 22999- 22999
Section 22999-22999
Other Procedures on the Abdomen
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I would be inclined to use an unlisted code for this (e.g. 22999), with a modifier 58. 49900 and 13160 are for closures of a wound dehiscence, which isn't the case here since the wound was never prev... [ Read More ]
[b]Reapir of rectus diastatsis[/b] I am unable to find any official guidance instructing that 22999 or any other unlisted code from the M/S section would be appropriate for this kind of repair. It wa... [ Read More ]
I am not sure that assuming that an encoder is assigning something is correct - the encoder is a tool to help us as coders but we still need to depend on our books and knowledge. I know first hand tha... [ Read More ]
I Would suggest 49505 for inguinal hernia repair, removal of inguinal mesh need to code foreign body removal 49402, for groin exploration 22999, and 64999 for neurectomies!... [ Read More ]
I am coding a gastrocutaneous fistula surgery, and would like some input on how to code this.43870:gastromony, 43880:gastrocolic fistula, 43999:unlisted procedure stomach or 22999: unlisted procedure ... [ Read More ]
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Per the 3M encoder, CPT code for "Repair, Diastasis Recti" is unlisted code 22999... [ Read More ]
Not billable to CMS. It's considered part of the Surgical Package for pain management. For a private payer, check your policy and if billable use the unlisted to the body site (22999/49999) and 1198... [ Read More ]
I need help with this rather complex operative note. The doctor has coded it as follows: 49565 - LT 49561 - RT 49568 11008 44005 - ... [ Read More ]
Can anyone provide any guidance on the proper CPT coding for this procedure? I'm thinking 49505-RT, 22999, and 64999. Am I heading the right direction? Thanks, Heather, CPC POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: R... [ Read More ]