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Fast Exams & Graham Patch

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    Wehave General & Orthopedic Surgeons who are performing a FAST Exams. This exam consist of using a sonogram to verify if the patient has internal bleeding in the ER to determine is surgery is require immediately. I need a code for this procedure.

    Also, can someone tell what is a Graham Patch -- I do not know what it is OR how to code it.

    I really need someone advice to help me out on these coding issuess!!!

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    Northeast Kansas AAPC
    It is a type of repair used for perforated duodenal or gastric ulcers, wound or injury. CPT code for open is 43840 and laparoscopic would be 43659. Hope this helps.

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    Regarding the FAST exam CPT 93308 and CPT 76705 would be appropriate.

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    I know it's a few years later now, but be sure to add 49905 for the graham patch itself, in addition to the 43840 (open procedure only).

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