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    Our doctor performed a fenestrated fontan, he punched a 4mm hole in the patch and the sutured it......all I can come up with is the unlisted code. I would greatly appreciate any feed back on this.


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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    Would it be possible to provide any further details of the procedure documentation?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    Not my specialty but see CPT 93580 (percutaneous transcatheter fontan fenestration)

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 11-24-2008 at 09:15 PM.

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    The procedure is a "Fenestration of Fontan and Dcannulation of ECMO"
    The DX is ECMO and Hemorrhage.

    The sternum was opened and the Fontan was fenestrated with a 4mm punch and the skin with a 5-0 prolene in a running fashion, then the they took her off ECMO...

    this is all I have.....

    Once again thank you very much.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    Open fonton fenestration procedure w/ECMO removal
    33617 / Repair complex cardiac anomalies by modified Fontan procedure
    0050T / Removal ventricular assist device, extracorporeal

    Again, not my specialty so any CT coder please by all means chime in.

    Julie, CPC

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