Category: General Surgery

Reporting Bowel Left in Discontinuity
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Reporting Bowel Left in Discontinuity

June 14, 2018 Question: What codes are reported if the bowel is left in discontinuity as part of damage control surgery? Answer: Since the bowel is resected but an anastomosis is not performed, report the appropriate bowel resection code with a 52 modifier for reduced services. *This response is based on the best information available...

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