I am interested in any information you could share on billing a Component Separation with abdominal hernia w/ mesh repairs. I was given the code 15734 to bill bilaterally. When researching this code, I find that the bilateral indicator on the Medicare fee schedule is "0" inidicating it is not applicable. I was also told that you should not bill twice, as this procedure is reported for repair of a defect, not by the number of flaps used to close the defect. Getting alot of conflicting info and want to be certain on how this should be billed. If it can be billed twice I want to be sure to get the monies due us.
Any advice appreciated.