*help* repair jejunojejunostomy leak

marak0829

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HELLO, NEED HELP WITH A GENERAL/BARIATRIC CPT CODING ISSUE. DR. REPAIRED A JEJUNOJEJUNOSTOMY LEAK, WAS ALSO "OVER-SEW OF SMALL BOWEL LEAK' FOR THE PROCEDURE DESCRIPTION. PATIENT HAS MEDICARE AND THIS MAY BE AN UNLISTED. HE HAD A GASTRIC BYPASS AND THEN A REVERSAL OF THE BYPASS.

THANK YOU,
MARA :confused:
 

scronin

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If all he did was "over sew of the small bowel leak" I would code it has a 44602 - Suture of small intestine (enterorrhaphy) for perforated ulcer, diverticulum, wound, injury or rupture; single perforation.
 
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