Hernia Laparoscopic Procedures CPT® Code range 49650- 49659

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Hernioplasty, Herniorrhaphy, Herniotomy Procedures 49650-49659 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 49650- 49659
Section 49650-49659
Hernia Laparoscopic Procedures
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[b]Code to the highest degree of specificity[/b] Since the operative note states incarcerated inguinal hernia repair via laparoscopic approach, coding to the highest degree of specificity would bring... [ Read More ]
What is more compliant to bill when provider performs laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair for incarcerated inguinal hernia-49650 or 49659-unlisted laparoscopic procedure herniorraphy, hernioplasty, he... [ Read More ]
Per CPT Assistant July 2014: A Q&A published in the January 2009,CPT Assistant incorrectly recommended that code 49659,Unlisted laparoscopy, procedure, hernioplasty, herniorrhaphy, herniotomy, be re... [ Read More ]
I have a laparoscopic inguinal repair (49650 RT) where they repaired the hernia with mesh. While in there, the physician documents the following: The dissection was carried out, reducing the indirec... [ Read More ]
Would someone please review this operative report? I coded it as 49659 since what was thought to be an inguinal hernia turned out to be femoral. There is no laparoscopic code for femoral hernia repa... [ Read More ]
How would you code transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair? I can't decide if 49650 or 49659 is more appropriate. Thanks Amy... [ Read More ]
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