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lapaposcopic hernia repair turned into open repair

npirnat

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laparoscopic total extraperitoneal right inguinal hernia repair converted to open rt inquinal hernia repair.

I thought when lap was discontinued and open repair is being performed it should be coded as open repair. Am I correct?
 

mikereyland

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Yes, that is correct. I always add V64.41 as the secondary Dx.

Michael D. Reyland, CPC, CIRCC
Surgical Specialists of Georgia
 
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