Incision Procedures on the Appendix CPT® Code range 44900- 44900

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Appendix 44900-44900 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 44900- 44900
Section 44900-44900
Incision Procedures on the Appendix
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44900 would be to drain an abscess on an existing appendix. 49020 would be used to drain an abscess regardless of location in the peritoneal space as long as it's not on the appendix.... [ Read More ]
Hi, I a patient ends up going back into surgery after an appendectomy for a abcess, peritoneal, would I code 49020 or would I look at coding 44900. When would I use 44900? Thank you, Marci... [ Read More ]
44900 I&D appendiceal abscess, open 49020 Dainage of peritoneal abscess exclusive of appendiceal abscess, open I do not see lap codes for these 2 codes, so you would have to bill unlisted lap abdomen... [ Read More ]
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