louise Posted Thu 07th of February, 2019 20:34:46 PM
Abdomen exportation with mesh placement. Came up with 49000, Mesh code is only for certain Hernia and Debridement. What can I use?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 08th of February, 2019 08:35:41 AM
Thanks for your question.
Please provide details about the indication and the procedure performed in this scenario as it is not completely clear about where the MESH was placed.
louise Posted Thu 14th of February, 2019 15:28:54 PM
Pt has a previous C-section now has budging mass in the area . This exploration was done to R/O a hernia. Mesh was placed over the budging mass. Hernia was not found.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 15th of February, 2019 08:48:43 AM
Thanks for the information.
Firstly, please check for whether this procedure was performed due to complication of C-section and is it in global period of the procedure. Since, there was no hernia found but still MESH was placed and there is no specific code for this scenario. Therefore, code 49999 Unlisted procedure, abdomen, peritoneum and omentum will be appropriate to use.
louise Posted Tue 19th of February, 2019 06:44:42 AM
SuperCoder Answered Wed 20th of February, 2019 00:27:26 AM
Thank you, happy to help.