Maira Posted Fri 04th of December, 2009 14:22:07 PM
PLS NEED CPT CODE FOR HAND ASSISTED RT HEMICOLECTOMY. ASAP I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATED YOUR HELP.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of December, 2009 05:46:38 AM
With a right hemicolectomy, the surgeon will often remove the internal ileum when reconnecting the right colon, because the blood flow to the ileum isn’t good enough, Instead of billing for a standard partial colectomy (44204),you can report ileocolostomy code 44205 in these cases.
If the surgeon refers to the transverse colon, then chances are she performed a “straight anastomosis” and took down the hepatic flexure. In this case, you’d just bill 44204.