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    We are a general surgeon's office. A patient was brought in as a clinic visit because of a leaking colostomy. The doctor changed it and sent referred them on to a different doctor. How would you code and bill for the office visit where the only thing done was the change of colostomy?


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    Apr 2007
    Vancouver Washington


    well I don't know what you mean by "Change the colostomy" If you mean change the bag out, I would think this would be included in the e&m. Just my thoughts.
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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