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Coding for Hernia Repairs

Question: Encounter notes indicate that an adult patient presents to the surgeon for repair of left inguinal hernia and gall stones. The surgeons performs an open cholecystectomy for the gall stones and open inguinal hernia repair. How should I report this encounter? Kansas Subscriber Answer: You should be able to report a pair of codes for the procedures, provided you include the [...]