Laura Posted Fri 12th of October, 2012 11:55:21 AM
Dr did an exploratory laparotomy (49000) reduction of small bowel obstruction with release of adhesive band (44005) and wedge resection of small bowel mass at mid ileum w/out anastomosis.... suggestions for the wedge and the 49000 is bundled to the 44005?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of October, 2012 00:16:45 AM
49000 gets bundled into 44005
Use 49203-49205 for small bowel excision