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Lap cholecystectomy & hernia found

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    Im not certain about this but if a Lap Cholecystectomy is done and during the procedure a hernia is found and doc does an incisional ventral hernia repair,is this billable? I though that incidental to is not billable. Need help to understand.

    Can someone lead me in the right direction. I need to know ASAP. I really appreciate any information on this.

    Thank you,

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    you can bill both with a modifier 59 on the incisional hernia make sure you have documentation as to why the hernia was a distinct and unrelated procedure.

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