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You Be the Coder: Here's When You Can Bill Hernia Repair & Mesh Separately


- Published on Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Question: Some of our surgeons want to be able to bill hernia repairs separately when they perform them with another abdominal procedure. When can they do this?

Answer: According to Christopher Chandler, MHA, MBA, CPC, CGSC, who spoke at the American Academy of Professional Coders’ 2017 Healthcon, you can report hernia repair in addition to another abdominal procedure when:

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