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*help* repair jejunojejunostomy leak

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    HELLO, NEED HELP WITH A GENERAL/BARIATRIC CPT CODING ISSUE. DR. REPAIRED A JEJUNOJEJUNOSTOMY LEAK, WAS ALSO "OVER-SEW OF SMALL BOWEL LEAK' FOR THE PROCEDURE DESCRIPTION. PATIENT HAS MEDICARE AND THIS MAY BE AN UNLISTED. HE HAD A GASTRIC BYPASS AND THEN A REVERSAL OF THE BYPASS.

    THANK YOU,
    MARA

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    Default Re: *help* repair jejunojejunostomy leak
    If all he did was "over sew of the small bowel leak" I would code it has a 44602 - Suture of small intestine (enterorrhaphy) for perforated ulcer, diverticulum, wound, injury or rupture; single perforation.
    Shelly Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CANPC, CGSC, CGIC
    AAPC CEU Vendor Department Manager

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    Thank you so much!!

    Mara kully, cpc

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