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    Default Reversal of Hartman's colostomy

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    Do anyone know the correct code for a reversal of hartmans colostomy laparscopic? I believe 44206 is the appropriate code, but was not sure. Thanks in advance!

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    Apr 2007
    Quincy, MA


    I believe the correct is actually:

    44227 Laparoscopy, surgical, closure of enterostomy, large or small intestine, with resection and anastomosis

    44206 would be used when performing the initial laparoscopic Hartmann's procedure, not the closure.

    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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    Default Reply Hartmans Reversal

    Thanks for the code and also for your quick response!

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