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    I need some help please. One of our Dr. did a "subtotal colectomy". I reading the op note he removed all of the colon except the rectum. He also did a ileostomy. Can I bill 44140 and 44160 ? or is there a code that covers both sides rt and lt. Not a total as he left the rectum. This was a open procedure.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Marie, Look at CPT 44150 - This is a total colectomy WITHOUT proctectomy WITH ileostomy.
    Hope this helps.

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