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STOPPA procedure for bilat recurrent inguinal hernia

vkratzer

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Has anybody billed for this type of procedure? If so, what codes did you use? The Stoppa repair is a tension free type of hernia repair. It is performed by wrapping the lower part of the parietal peritoneum with prosthetic mesh and placing it at a preperitoneal level over Fruchauds myopectineal orifice.

Vicky
 
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I have not billed for a STOPPA repair, which I understand is done as an open repair, but they say the TAPP procedure is the laproscopic equivelant to it, and I do bill those with the regular lap hernia codes. so, wouldn't you bill 49520 or 49521-with modifier 50-depending if the hernia(s) is incarcerated, or obstructed?
 

vkratzer

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I was thinking the same thing, but the doctor says it is much more involved and thinks we should have another code or additional code. I suggested adding a 22 modifier. Thanks for your in put.
 
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I was thinking the same thing, but the doctor says it is much more involved and thinks we should have another code or additional code. I suggested adding a 22 modifier. Thanks for your in put.
I wish I could find codes to use when a procedure is more difficult than other options. The 22 modifier just doesn't cut it, but I guess that's the rules. Unfortunately, it's still repair of bilateral inguinal hernias, recurrent.
 
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