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    Unhappy Coding help
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    I need help coding exploratory laparotomy..primary repair of colo-colonic anastamosis & small bowel segment with diverting loop ileostomy
    Sandi B

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    If your surgeon did not do a bowel resection you cannot bill 44140. More information might be helpful. Look at 44602 and 44604 for repair. Ileostomy would be 44310. You may use these together with a 59 modifier. If resection was involved, then the answer before would be correct.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Please post op note
    For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative note.

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