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Redo of ileocolic anastomosis, with Explorotory Lap and drainage of peritoneal absces

pnezezon

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After patient had a colectomy, she developed a peritoneal abscess. Dr did an exploratory laparotomy with drainage of peritoneal abscess (which I think would be 49020), but he had to redo the anastomosis between the distal ileum and the distal transverse colon. Is there a code for the redo?
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Jarts

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It is my understanding that you would use the same code you used previously for the original resection and anastomosis. So if you used 44140 previously, you would use 44140 for the revision. I believe the 49020 would then not be billable per CCI edits.

Julie
 

cmartin

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If the original ileocolic anastomosis was resected, then it would be 44160 again. If no resect on the 2nd op, then maybe a 44130.
C.Martin
 
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