double barrell colostomy

cynthiabrown

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how would i code a double colostomy? dissection of transerve colon 2 seperate colostomy with each end?
 

Lujanwj

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One side is the colostomy, the other is a mucofistula and they are right next to each other? Code will be based on the documentation.

44144 - If Dr resected any colon.

44320 - If Dr incised and folded colon. -22 if Dr documented more work than a regular colostomy.
 
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