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    Default CPT code for anterior abdominal wall resection

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    I need help with this one..

    Attenetion was then turned to the anterior abdominal. the skin was excoriated as well as at the medial enterocutaneous fistula there was noted to be dense granulation tissue, so a decision was made to resect all the anterior abdominal wall involved with the damaged skin from the enterocutaneous fistulas as well as resect the fistulous tracts of the enterocutaneous fistulas. anterior abdominal wall was passed off the field as a specimen.....

    any help is greatly appreciated

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    Apr 2007


    44640. Closure of intestinal cutaneous fistula?

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    Apr 2007


    use the regular debridement codes to the extent of debridement and sqcm...All the other codes in consideration just does not fit per extent of note.

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    Fayetteville, NC


    I agree with 44640
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

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