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Small bowel duplication

Randi Posted Wed 27th of June, 2012 18:22:13 PM

I need a CPT code for Laparoscopic resection of small bowel duplication. Not sure if this is an unlisted code.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of June, 2012 09:40:46 AM

CPT code for Laparoscopic resection of small bowel would be 44202 ; However there is no separate specific CPT exist for Laparoscopic resection of small bowel duplication (congenital).
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There are two options to report Laparoscopic resection of small bowel duplication:
1.) Report the procedure with 44202 (as 44202 can be used for any age, any purpose).
2.) The second option is to report unlisted (44799) and compare the unlisted code with 44202 for pricing.
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As per my consideration I would like to elect the first option.

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