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    Question CPT for lap sigmoid colectomy

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    Could i code a partial colectomy w/anastomosis - cpt44204? for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy(diagnosis sigmoid diverticulosis)
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    Yes, you are correct if that is all that he did. However, you might want to look at 44205 - 44208 also to make sure that non of these are more appropriate. You don't want to under code if he did more than just the colectomy.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelikao View Post
    Could i code a partial colectomy w/anastomosis - cpt44204? for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy(diagnosis sigmoid diverticulosis)
    Thanks
    Yes, also make sure to add the lap takedown of splenic flexure code (44213 if this is performed as part of his lap sigmoid colectomy.

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    Thanks for the input

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    Especially make sure it's not a 44207, since if the entire sigmoid, or just the distal sigmoid, is removed, the anast is going to be a coloproctostomy.
    C.Martin CPC-GENSG

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