CPT for Repair/Closure of Rectal stump???

LYDIA123

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Patient had a Hartmanns procedure (44143) 1 week ago and now ran into complications, Stool was leaking out of the rectal stump which required the physician to go in abdominal approach and repair/closure of rectal stump. Can't find code that fits this procedure. Help! Any suggestions?


Lydia:rolleyes:
 

RNCPC0709

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I think you'll have to go with an unlisted code

I think you'll have to go with an unlisted code. 45999 for open or 45499 for laparoscopic. I would send with op report and query the physician about a procedure he/she feels this most closely correlates to and send that code as a suggested crosswalk.

Good luck!
 
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