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Peristomal hernia

  1. Default Peristomal hernia
    Medical Coding Books
    Is this considered ventral hernia? The pt has an ileostomy plan's to have a j-pouch so to provide temporary solution to the obstruction the dr. repaired the peristomal hernia.

  2. #2
    May want to take a look at 44346

  3. Default peristomal hernia
    There was no revision of colostomy

  4. #4
    What does your op note say? There has to be some type of revision/repair because a parastomal hernia is a complication of an end colostomy.

  5. #5
    Vancouver Washington
    When my docs do a parastomal hernia repair without revising the stoma, we just add a -52 modifier to 44346. Is their another way this should be coded?

    Jaime, CPC
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

  6. #6
    St. Louis, Missouri
    When my doctors do a peristomal hernia repair without a revision to the colostomy, I use the ventral hernia repair code.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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