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TAH and appendectomy at same time

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    Default TAH and appendectomy at same time
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    Doctor attempted a LAVH. Had to convert to open due to adhesions. After freeing adhesion off the pelvic sidewall and the omentum the note reads:

    The appendix had been adherent to the uterus posteriorly that had been dissected off. It was irritated and inflamed at this point." So the appendix was removed.

    I feel that this would be cpt 44955 but what diagnosis? Please correct me on CPT if wrong also.

    Thanks..this is a new one.
    Rhonda Green, CPC

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    Boise, Idaho
    I would think 541.

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