Tammy Posted Wed 24th of August, 2016 17:16:05 PM
DR. DID A INGUINAL PARTIAL ORCHIECTOMY (54522) WITH INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR WITH MESH PLACEMENT. WHAT CODE/S SHOULD I USE FOR INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR AND WHAT CODE/S FOR THE MESH PLACEMENT. PATIENT IS A MALE...THANKS
SuperCoder Answered Thu 25th of August, 2016 03:21:16 AM
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Please report CPT code 49505 (for age 5 or more) for repair of inguinal hernia. Mesh implantation is payable separately when performed with open ventral and incisional hernia repairs, but is included in open repair of umbilical, inguinal, and other hernias.