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  1. User id : 4743 Posted 1 year ago

    Which is the correct CPT code for exploratory laparotomy with small bowel and cecal resection with primary anastomosis 44120 or 44160? for ischemic small bowel

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 year ago

    Code 44160 (colectomy with removal of terminal ileum and ileocolostomy) should be used when the physician removes a segment of the colon and terminal ileum and performs an anastomosis between the remaining ileum and colon.

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  • Posted by 4743, 1 year ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.