AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) (July 2010)

July 2010 page 10b Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) Question: Is there a CPT code to report serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP), a bowel-lengthening procedure performed for short bowel syndrome? Answer: No. There is no specific CPT code for serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP). Therefore, code 44799, Unlisted procedure, intestine, should be reported. While the use of an unlisted procedure code requires a special report or documentation to describe the service, correct coding demands that you use a code that is appropriate for the service being provided (ie, a code that most accurately represents the service provided), and not a code...

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