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    I'm hoping someone has knowledge in this area and can advise me.

    Pt had exp lap done a week previously and there was placement of abd wall compartment syndrome would VAC system at that time.

    Now physician has done an abdominal exploration with washout, removal of VAC and in order to close the abd wall had to do lateral compartment muscle release, abd wall compartment release. I haven't had any luck finding the right code(s) for this.


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    Sounds like Component Seperation (Myocutaneous/fasciocutaneous flap), see 15734. Check with physician. If he/she agrees, then bill per side RT and/or LT based on op note.

    Anna Barnes, CPC, CGSCS

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    Thanks Anna.

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