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Aug 15th, 2012 - Liliana 3 

How would you code Laparoscopic appendectomy, advance to laparoscopic partial colectomy.

Patient admitted for laparoscopic appendectomy. The appendix was retrocecal, the base of the cecum extending to the mid portion of the cecum was very hard, he removed the cecum and the appendix. And connected the ascending colon to the distal ileum. What would be the correct CPT® for this surgery?

CPT® 44204 Lap colectomy.

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Aug 15th, 2012 - nmaguire   2,606 

re: How would you code Laparoscopic appendectomy, advance to laparoscopic partial colectomy.

44204, if the appendix was also diseased could add 44970-59. Payment will be based on payor policy.

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Aug 15th, 2012 - Liliana 3 

re: How would you code Laparoscopic appendectomy, advance to laparoscopic partial colectomy.

Thanks so much.

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