Code needed for pre-certification so I do not have an operative report.

Child has short bowel syndrome (result of previous surgeries for gastroischisis).

Child will undergo exploratory lap and possible STEP procedure (serial transvers enteroplasty).

Any ideas on a CPT for the STEP procedure? Right now I'm looking at 44799 - Unlisted procedure, intestine.

Thanks in advance for your help!

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC