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    So does anybody have a clue how to code this ? I can't find anything like it.



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    Johnson City


    We need a little more info.... There are two codes: 44188 laparoscopic colostomy, or 44320 (open) Colostomy.


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    it was laparoscopic but would it be just a colostomy? it was the diverting part that confused me.

    Rebecca CPC- Exam date 8/8/09
    Last edited by BEJEWELEDBUGG; 07-12-2009 at 12:25 AM.

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    Bangor, Maine


    Yes, it would be.

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