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can 44140 be billed by units

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    hello:

    my doctor is billing 44140 twice, two portions of the colon were removed? it is that possible. this is a mcr patient. please help

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    how many anastomosis?

    44140
    44140 mod 59

    ms

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    Quote Originally Posted by surgonc87 View Post
    how many anastomosis?

    44140
    44140 mod 59

    ms
    thank you he did two.

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    how about if two portions are removed and only one anastomosis was done?

    44140 and 44140-52?

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    Any coding scenarios are considered per different circumstances, medical necessities and all fairness lol, so depending on op note. We know what ever goes as long as it can be rationalized. Some things are not black and white especially when the anatomy is no longer virgin.

    Quote Originally Posted by colorectal surgeon View Post
    how about if two portions are removed and only one anastomosis was done?

    44140 and 44140-52?

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