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Removal of mesh with recurrent ventral hernia repair

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    Does anyone know if you can charge for removal of a foreign body 49402 (mesh) with recurrent ventral hernia 49566? A 59 would have to be used and in my opinion I would think that the removal of the mesh is part of the ventral hernia repair. Any thoughts?

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    In my opinion, the removal of the mesh is included in 49566. But be sure to add your 49568 for inplantation of the new mesh.

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