Revision of Hernia Repair & Wound Exploration

t.rock.tara

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Hey Everyone,
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code a revision of a ventral hernia repair w/mesh? No complications with mesh, but Dr. had to do revision because of testicular swelling.
 

mbort

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if your documentation supports any extra work that was involved due to the revision, then you could possibly add the 22 modifier. Currently there are no revision codes for a ventral hernia however there are codes for recurrent.

Hope this helps
 

t.rock.tara

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Would it be recurrent ventral hernia repair if it is within global dates? This second procedure was done 4 days from initial procedure and was just a revision, no additional repair. Thank you for your help!
 
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