Sonnia Posted Tue 14th of February, 2017 10:16:51 AM
Is the Mitrofanoff and Malone procedure the same? And do you use CPT code 50845 for either one?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of February, 2017 04:41:23 AM
Mitrofanoff Procedure is basically a bladder surgical procedure usually involving the use the appendix, ureter or some other tubular structure to create a stoma that can be catheterized for emptying the bladder.
Malone or MACE (Malone Antegrade Continence Enema) procedure is a type of bowel surgery involving the creation of a stoma with a channel through the abdominal wall into the colon to enable bowel washouts.
CPT code 50845 can be used for Mitrofanoff procedure.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Sonnia Posted Thu 16th of February, 2017 11:08:54 AM
Ok thank. So which is the best code for the Malone procedure. Would it be 50845 as well?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 17th of February, 2017 00:55:11 AM
For Malone procedure, use code 44799, Unlisted procedure, small intestine. Thank you.