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    Default How do you bill for subtotal colectomy

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    Doctor removed most of colon but not all. Proximally he transected the ileum a few cm proximal to the ileocecal valve, performed takedown of splenic flexure, and distal transection was mid sigmoid colon. Should I bill 44150 or 44160. I appreciate any input.

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    Lightbulb Subtotal Colectomy

    44160 should be the right code

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    Smile Subtotal Colectomy

    I agree 44160 is the correct code. 44150 would be used if the entire colon is removed and either an ileostomy is performed or anastomosis between the ileum and rectum are performed.

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