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Old 01-04-2013, 11:10 AM
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Default repair of diastasis of recti muscle

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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Old 01-07-2013, 03:35 PM
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Per the 3M encoder, CPT code for "Repair, Diastasis Recti" is unlisted code 22999
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