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    Default Need help coding takedown of colostomy with a colocolostomy

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    How would you code takedown of colostomy with a colocolostomy? Is there a code for a colocolostomy or is it a combo code with the takedown or do I just code for the takedown?



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    Check for a path report, but most likely they resected the colostomy and it's a 44625 - the colocolostomy is the anastomosis.

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    I agree 44625

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