code 44143 vs 44144

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If a surgeon performed a revision of colostomy with resection of prolapsed colostomy, creation of a distal mucous fistula and a proximal end colostomy, would it not be appropriate to code 44144 and not 44143? Pt's dx was a significant swollen prolapsed colostomy.

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Maxine
 
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