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    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.

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    May want to take a look at 44346

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    There was no revision of colostomy

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    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.

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    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

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    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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