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    i am wondering what v code to use for a status post partial resection of small bowel? any help would be great. thinking the v45.3 or ??? not due to bypass or any such doing with wieght loss.


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    V45.3 cannot be used as a first-list dx code. You could use a V67.09 code for follow-up as first-listed, then the V45.3 as a secondary will work fine.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks it it would have been used just as a secondary code so that fits.

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