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    Default Fecal Transplant; Help?

    My doctor did a fecal transplant today and I am looking for a code. Does anyone know what procedure code I would use? Could not find anything in the CPT book.

    Thanks,
    Randi


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    Red face Fecal transplant

    Hi Randi,
    Interesting! A similar question was also posted in the Gen'l Surg section of Coding 911 list just a few weeks ago.

    The coders who responded recommended using the unlisted code, 44799, because there is no code for a fecal transplant.

    Fecal transplant is AKA fecal bacteriotherapy, fecal transfusion or human probiotic transfusion. It is used to treat c-diff colitis by restoring normal bacteria in the colon. The feces is most often donated by a relative.

    Hope this is helpful,
    pat k

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    pkidd, thank you so much for explaining this. I had never heard of it.

    Randi
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