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    Question Cecopexy/typhlopexy

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    Can anyone shed some light on this procedure? I have even googled it and I need to know how to code this procedure. Our local trauma surgeon is billing for this procedure along with a bowel resection/appendectomy. Please put your thinking caps on and help me out.

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    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, NC


    I saw 49900 which doesn't seem exactly right to me because of the reasoning given in the code...unless you consider the need to anchor the cecum as a sort of dehiscence. MAybe the experts will have more of an opinion on the viability of that code choice.
    Without an expert's opinion I gues I would have to go with 49999.

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    Wink Cecopexy/typhlopexy

    I found Proctopexy in the 45500 series that may work also. Thanks for your reply. I will post an answer as soon as I get it figured out.

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