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    Default Pectus bar stabilization

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    I am looking for a code for the following situation...

    12 yo 6 months status post Nuss, concerns bar may be moving some, but all looks ok on chest xray....old incision was opened and the dissections was carried sharply to bar....#2 vicryl used through both sides of stabilizer....3 pt fixation used on each side and 2 pt through bar as it passed through stabilkizer....2-0 vicryl used to go around bar medial to stabilizer and 2 pts fixation of bar along chest wall. wound was closed etc etc etc

    I would rather NOT use an unlisted procedure, but that is where i am leaning.

    Any thoughts???

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

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    I think you'll have to use an unlisted code on this one.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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