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    Cool takedown of ileostomy and mucous fistula with repair of parastomal hernia

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    Physician did a take down of ileostomy and mucous fistula with repair of parastomal hernia.

    What code(s) work for this situation. I have 44625 for takedown of ileostomy with resection and anastomosis other than colorectal. Is there a separate code for repair of parastomal hernia or is it included in this?

    Thank you

    Ruth Ann

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    Apr 2007
    Johnson City


    I'm thinking parastomal hernia repair would be included in the closure of the ostomy site takedown. It's probably not separately billable. Unless it's a separate incision site altogether.
    Melissa Jewett, CPC

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