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repair of diastasis of recti muscle

  1. Default repair of diastasis of recti muscle
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    The physician takes patient to the OR to fix hernia but found diastasis of recti muscle. He "repaired by imbricating sutures figure-of-eight #1 Ethibond in the anterior rectus sheath. Reinforced by 0 PDS suture running. The SFS was then closed after two 19-French Blake drains were placed.... wounds were closed." I'm not sure which code is appropriate. Can anyone help? Thank you.

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    Albany, New York
    Per the 3M encoder, CPT code for "Repair, Diastasis Recti" is unlisted code 22999
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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