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Closure of Loop Colostomy

  1. Default Closure of Loop Colostomy
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    I am new to Genreal Surgery billing and I am not able to find a code for this procedure can anyone help me? The procedure was the patient is here for status post attempted closure with loop colostomy now here for closure of that loop.

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    Closure without a resection is 44620; closure with a resection and anastomosis is either 44626 [if anast of colon to rectum] or 44625 [if anast is anything else]. Those are all for open procedures. There is also a laparoscopic code for any closure that has a resection & anast, which is 44227.
    Connie Martin CPC,GENSG

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