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Chest wall hernia repair/chest wall defect

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This patient had a chest wall defect and hernia I am looking at 39520 my question is does this code also cover the chest wall defect repair and thoracotomy? It was not a lung hernia they did a thoracotomy, and inspected the left lung to verify this. So any ideas or opinions? :confused:
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LLovett

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The thoracotomy is bundled in this procedure. You could try using a 22 and sending notes.

Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
 
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