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    Aurora, IL

    Default Excision of Infarcted Omentum

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    One of our surgeons did a laparoscopic excision of an infarcted omentum. We found the code for an open procedure (49255) but were unable to find a code for a laparoscopic procedure. He began the surgery with the intent of doing an appendectomy but discovered the infarcted omentum upon entering the abdomen. Should I code the appendectomy as the primary procedure or the infarcted omentum? The only code for the omentum that I can find is 49329 which is an unlisted code. Please help!
    Chrissy, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Can you post the op report

    I think we'd need to see the scrubbed op note to give an accurate response.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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