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Intestinal Anastomosis

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    Medical Coding Books
    Quite frequently my trauma/general surgery physicians perform a small bowel resection WITHOUT anastomosis on one day which I bill out as 44120 -52, with plan to anastomosis the bowel segment(s) at a later date. What CPT code is used to bill out just the anastamosis? Would 44130 be appropriate? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Pittsburgh Central
    I code for Trauma as well. I use 44120-52 the first procedure & 44130-58 for the following anastomosis procedure.

  3. Default Donwell
    My case is similar except.....our trauma Dr. did a total colectomy and pt was left in discontinuity. Then 2 days later he did a ileorectal anastomosis.

    We can't locate a procedure code for this type of anastomosis. Any ideas?

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