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  1. Question Help. Diastasis recti
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    We have a patient who has a symptomatic diastasis recti. No evidence of hernia. Pt not obese. Need help with code.



  2. #2
    Duluth, Minnesota
    and, you don't like the 728.84 code??
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    I'm looking for a CPT code for surgical repair.

  4. #4
    Duluth, Minnesota
    ohh...a procedure code! well, what exactly did they do? could you post the op note? if they did the repair to the separated rectus abdominus - I"m not finding a code either I wonder if you'll have to use a "close" code with a reduced modifier (52) OR - a unlisted code (and the hassle of documentation etc...)

    tough question!
    Last edited by dmaec; 10-29-2008 at 12:31 PM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Actually, procedure has not been done yet but the plan is to repair the separation. We were trying to dertimine code for prior authorization. I was thinking, I would have to use an unlisted code and send documentation but wanted to get another opinion. Thanks for your help.

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