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    I have a procedure that I am hoping to get some help on. The Dr did a laparoscopic assisted total abdominal colectomy, omentectomy, mobilize splenic flexure and ileorectostomy.

    I came up with 44210, 44213. There aren't any CCI edit conflicts. However, I am told this cannot be billed together. The patient has BCBS.

    Does anyone know if these two codes are payable together? Thanks.

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    44210 is a total colectomy and add-on code 44213 can only be used in conjunction with partial colectomies.
    The omentectomy, mobilize splenic flexure and ileorectostomy are included in code 44210.
    Last edited by TonyaMichelle; 11-29-2011 at 07:00 AM.

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    Thanks, TonyaMichelle.

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