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Thread: Need help with CPT code

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Lehigh Valley

    Default Need help with CPT code

    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.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    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.

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