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    Default Need help with CPT code - I am filling

    Good morning!

    I am filling in for the surgical coder, and I do not know how to bill this procedure.

    Doctor performed an exploratory laparotomy, small bowel resection with primary anastomosis, and creation of a jejunum to esophageal anastomosis.

    Need help on how to code the creation of the jejunum to esophageal anastomosis? I looked under anastomosis, esophagus, jejunum with no luck.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Peggy

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    Peggy,
    What became of the stomach? Need more detail for that code.
    44120 is a small bowel resection, no billing for the laparotomy as it's included in 44120.
    Zina

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