Excision Procedures on the Appendix CPT® Code range 44950- 44960

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Appendix 44950-44960 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 44950- 44960
Section 44950-44960
Excision Procedures on the Appendix
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Yes I agree on the laparasocpic answer, I just noticed when my physician codes an open case he codes 44960 but the note will only say he irrigated the area Encoder has a note near the picture that say... [ Read More ]
That's why i questioned the code I read somewhere that we should use the unlisted code when dealing with a ruptured appendix with peritonitis/abscess, where I'm having a problem is the operative repor... [ Read More ]
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Melissa, Thank you for your input. The codes I have are 44960 not 44950 and 44160. They do not bundled together. Does that matter. I do realize that if we went in to remove part of the lower colon... [ Read More ]