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Lap drainage of hematoma post-appendectomy

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    Question Lap drainage of hematoma post-appendectomy
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    Does anyone know if 44180 (lap enterolysis) would be the correct way to code for laparoscopic drainage of old hematoma and lysis of adhesions 2-3 weeks post appendectomy?
    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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    I would bill that with a 79 modifier.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    Great - thanks!
    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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