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Packing, Repair and Placement HELP

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    Question Packing, Repair and Placement HELP
    Medical Coding Books
    Can some on please help me out with these procedures?

    1. Packing of complex hepatic injury
    2. Repair of muscular serosal injury to the anterior pylorus
    3. Placement of abdominal vacuum-assisted device.

    I was able to code the first procedures:

    Right femoral vein central line placement= 36556
    Damage control laparotomy = 49000 (I believe I do not report this)
    Left hepatic trisegmentectomy = 47122
    Ligation of portal vein = 37761
    Cholecystectomy = 47600

    Can you please assist me?


    CPC Coder

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Please post op note in GENERAL SURGERY forum
    1) you'll get a more qualified response if you post in the GENERAL SURGERY forum

    2) For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative / procedure note.

    I would never code from the procedure list. I code from the body of the report.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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