Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Go Unlisted With Femoral Hernia Repairs

Question: What CPT® codes should I use to report a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair and a right-sided femoral hernia repair also done laparoscopically? Arkansas Subscriber Answer: The answer depends on whether your physician is repairing an initial or recurrent inguinal hernia. Since the femoral hernia is being laparoscopically repaired, you do not need to consider whether the femoral hernia [...]