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Laparoscopic adhesiolysis and release of small bowel obstruction code?

  1. Default Laparoscopic adhesiolysis and release of small bowel obstruction code?
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    Can anyone tell me the correct procedure code for laparoscopic adhesiolysis and release of small bowel obstruction? Thanks!

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    44180 is for laparoscopic adhesiolysis which would release the small bowel obstruction if the adhesions were the reason for the obstruction.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

  3. Default 44180 Lap adhesiolysis
    Thank you Melissa. That is the one I used, I just wanted to make sure that it wasen't any other possible code(s). Thanks!

  4. Question help
    Can you tell me what ICD9 you would use for S/P bowel obstuction and S/P strangulated bowel?

  5. Default Laproscopic hernia repair+adhesiolysis
    can we code laproscopic hernia repair+adhesiolysis (49653+44180) if dense adhesiolysis done ,(if duration of surgery is morethan 3 hours) as we know cci edit is there .need openion

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    no, you can not. use 22 mod. icd 9 for 560.81

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