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    Default exploratory laparotomy

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    provider did an abdominal hysterectomy and now he had to go back to the OR and do an exploratory laparotomy with evacuation of a pelvic hemorrhage.
    i am thinking 35840??? with the 78 modifier??

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    35840 is for major postop abdominal hemorrhage. The code of 49002 might be more appropriate depending on what the OP Report actually states.

    Julie, CPC

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