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Ubilical Hernia

Lina Posted Thu 22nd of January, 2015 12:42:37 PM

Can you please help me with coding this:
Intraumbilical Repair Of Umbilical Hernia And Reconstruction Of The
Umbilicus

SuperCoder Answered Thu 22nd of January, 2015 23:42:56 PM

You may use the following codes depending upon the type of umbilical hernia repaired.

49580 - Repair umbilical hernia, younger than age 5 years; reducible

49582 - Repair umbilical hernia, younger than age 5 years; incarcerated or strangulated

49585 - Repair umbilical hernia, age 5 years or older; reducible

49587 - Repair umbilical hernia, age 5 years or older; incarcerated or strangulated

Reconstruction is included in these codes.

Thanks !!

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