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    Our doctor performed a laparoscopic excision of an infarcted epipolic appendage at the same time as an appendectomy. We originally billed with an unspecified procedure code(49329) but this has been denied even after sending operative notes. Any suggestions for both a diagnosis and procedure code?

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    St. Louis, Missouri
    Maybe bill the appendectomy with a 22 modifier???

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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