General Surgery Coding – Hernias Open and Laparoscopic – Fundoplication
Oct13

General Surgery Coding – Hernias Open and Laparoscopic – Fundoplication

General Surgery Coding – Hernias Open and Laparoscopic – Fundoplication EPIGASTRIC HERNIA (OPEN) 49570 Repair epigastric hernia (eg, preperitoneal fat); reducible (separate procedure) 49572 Repair epigastric hernia (eg, preperitoneal fat); incarcerated or strangulated FEMORAL HERNIA (OPEN) 49550 Repair initial femoral hernia, any age; reducible 49553 Repair initial femoral hernia, any age; incarcerated or strangulated 49555…...

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How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from Neck
Dec02

How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from Neck

Here’s a Question from one of my readers: – Subscriber from Michigan My provider removed a lipoma from his patient’s neck “intramuscular, below fascia, subcutaneous soft tissue size 3.5 cm” the op report says. How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from the Neck?       First thing first, read the Operative Report as well as the Pathology Report: Keyword(s): (possible keyword to look for) – Full...

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Coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy
Nov24

Coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy

How do you perform coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy? Look at these codes if these are appropriate based on your surgeon’s operative report: For your coding incarcerated ventral hernia repair ==>> 49561     Repair initial incisional or ventral hernia; incarcerated or strangulated Your Partial Omentectomy code is… Please LOGIN HERE to view this...

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