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Bowel mass? Need help

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    Default Bowel mass? Need help
    Medical Coding Books
    Not sure how to code this one: A little of my OBGYN league.......Can anyone help with this?

    diagnostic laparoscopy, pelvic adhesions = 49320

    Op note reads:
    Bullet nose graspers and cautery scissors used to take down the left sided pelvic adhesions and "remove the large - bowel cystic mass?"

    How do you code the excision of the bowel mass? Should I just add a 22 modifier?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Rhonda Green, CPC
    Rhonda Green, CPC

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    How about 44110-22 (excision of 1 or more lesion of small/large intestine not requiring anastomosis, exteriorization/fistulization; single enterotomy) ?

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    Sounds like it may be an unlisted laparoscopic procedure, intestine (44238). (Lap lysis of intestinal adhesions is 44180, but it sounds like the main thing here was the excision of a cystic mass from the large bowel?)

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    how about

    49203. Excision or destruction, open, intra-abdominal tumors, cysts or endometriomas, 1 or more peritoneal, mesenteric, or retroperitoneal primary or secondary tumors; largest tumor 5 cm diameter or less

    49204. Excision or destruction, open, intra-abdominal tumors, cysts or endometriomas, 1 or more peritoneal, mesenteric, or retroperitoneal primary or secondary tumors; largest tumor 5.1-10.0 cm diameter

    49205. Excision or destruction, open, intra-abdominal tumors, cysts or endometriomas, 1 or more peritoneal, mesenteric, or retroperitoneal primary or secondary tumors; largest tumor greater than 10.0 cm diameter

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    49321 Laparoscopy, surigical; with biopsy (single or multiple)

    They dont know what that mass is yet, so this code best reports it laparoscopy.

    MS

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