umbilical hernia

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I could be wrong...but this sounds like perhaps a manual reduction of a hernia. This would/should be included in the E/M services provided. There is not a code for a manual manipulation that I am aware of.

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Lavanya ... what CPT book are you using?

Lavanya,
You responded: a cpt code can be given, may be 97024-

What CPT book are you using? 2008 CPT Professional edition defines this as:
97024: Application of a modality to one or more areas: diathermy (e.g. microwave).

Pushing back the hernia is NOT 97024.

It is, in fact, included in the E/M

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
 
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