Michelle Posted Mon 01st of June, 2015 17:07:06 PM
Looking for a code for a exploratory laparotomy with rectosigmoid resection and end colostomy
SuperCoder Answered Tue 02nd of June, 2015 00:42:37 AM
1. exploratory laparotomy - CPT code 49000.
2. rectosigmoid resection and end colostomy - CPT 44146.
if you wants to bill both codes together in a single case, you cannot do so since 49000 is a col. 2 code to 44146 which is col. 1 code. And this bundling cannot be bypassed by using a modifier 59. So in case if you are trying to bill these in a single claim, just bill 44146.