Lydia Posted Fri 18th of September, 2015 15:13:31 PM
need help, cpt needed for "tacking down cecum to r.lower quadrant anterior abdominal wall and "tacking down small bowel to anterior abdominal wall. This was performed at the same time of untwisting small bowel volvulus by exploratory laparotomy (44050).
if "tacking" is part of the 44050 please let me know.
In report Dr. dictated procedure as : exploratory laparotomy with untwisting of small bowel volvulus and small bowel pexy and cecal pexy.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 21st of September, 2015 04:35:21 AM
Well, thanks for your question.
CPT 44050 is a good choice for this procedure. Tacking down of the cecum and small bowel is bundled services with this, so no other CPT code is needed.