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    Default Repair of laceration bladder

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    Laceration to bladder durring hystectomy . I have been reading that this is not billable. But I was wondering if code 51860 would be a repair code ?

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    Default bladder repair

    I would use 51860, and diagnosis code 998.2 867.0

    usually here gyn does the hysterectomy and if this happens Urology is called into
    repair the bladder

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    our general surgeon was called into assist the Gyn with a mass and drainage of a peritoneal abscess there was laceration of the bladder durring this.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default If you did it, you fix it

    If the surgeon caused the laceration, the surgeon fixes it ... no additional charge.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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