Other Laparoscopic Procedures on the Intestines Except Rectum CPT® Code range 44238- 44238

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Laparoscopic Procedures on the Intestines (Except Rectum) 44238-44238 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 44238- 44238
Other Laparoscopic Procedures on the Intestines Except Rectum
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I would suggest the following coding...44238 and bench mark to 50820-50... [ Read More ]
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[QUOTE="thomas7331, post: 478642, member: 5404"] Just my thoughts here and others may disagree - I would code this with 44970 because the partial cecectomy here appears to be incidental to the appende... [ Read More ]
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I know this post is old but I'm adding my findings for anyone like me who is currently looking for an answer to this question. The correct code for Laparoscopic repair of internal hernia is 44238 Unli... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="Jessim929, post: 467084, member: 448908"] I don't remember the exact code I used, but once I clarified things with the doctor, I found the right one. [/QUOTE] I just read in the Urology Codin... [ Read More ]
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