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Lina Posted Mon 13th of October, 2014 11:37:20 AM

Excision of the fatty tissue, omentum, or lipoma of the cord from the left groin, the closure of the direct and indirect hernia with Gore-Tex suture

Should I just code the 49255?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 13th of October, 2014 17:15:31 PM

Thank you for your question.

Yes, 49255 would be used to code the excision of the hernia. Please see the clinical responsibility below:

Clinical Responsibility

The patient is placed supine on the operating table and draped sterilely. A scalpel is used to make a laparotomy incision from the distal sternum (xiphoid process) to the pubis. The abdominal cavity is inspected. The disease or damaged omentum is dissected free from its attached vascular and ligamentous structures and removed from the abdomen. The wound is closed in layers.

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