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repair of enterotomy

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    Can anyone tell me if an injury that was caused at the time of another procedure; would the repair be billable?

    Example:
    primary procedure was a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy; would a laparoscopic repair of enterotomy be billable? If so, do you know what CPT code would be appropriate?

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    Yes it is billable: 44602-78

    Michael D. Reyland, CPC, CIRCC
    Surgical Specialists of Georgia

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    Default If you caused the injury
    If your surgeon caused the injury, the you do not bill for repairing the damage.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Last edited by FTessaBartels; 11-23-2009 at 01:16 PM.

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    If the surgeon caused the injury, then the surgeon shouldn't benefit from correcting it.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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    Default biller/coder
    in the case of our surgeon, he was called in by the gyn guy, it was not a rupture made, was already there, so I should be able to bill?

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    then yes.....

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