Can someone help me code this please??

avon4117

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exploratory laparotomy, lysis of adhesions, enterotomy of the duodenum with control of hemorrhagic bleed, closure of duodenotomy and covered with omental flap, partial omentectomy, insertion of 14f jejunostomy feeding tube, placement of pratt drain.


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exploratory laparotomy, lysis of adhesions, enterotomy of the duodenum with control of hemorrhagic bleed, closure of duodenotomy and covered with omental flap, partial omentectomy, insertion of 14f jejunostomy feeding tube, placement of pratt drain.


Thank you so much
What was the reason for the surgery in the first place? What reasons were given in the report for each of the procedures performed?


I suspect you can only bill for the open adhesiolysis (44005) and the tube jejunostomy (+44015). It seems likely that the enterotomy closure/omental flap/omentectomy are related to an injury caused by the surgeon during the lysis of adhesion. (you don't get to bill for fixing something you caused in the first place.)
 
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