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Laproscopic Parastomal hernia repair

  1. Default Laproscopic Parastomal hernia repair
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    Does anyone know what the CPT code is for laparoscopic repair of a parastomal hernia?

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    I thought there is no specific code for lap parastomal herna you need to code unlisted code 44238 and submit with documentation.

    can anyone answer me do we use 49659 for this scenario?


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    Northeast Kansas AAPC
    I use the unlisted code 44799 for laparoscopic repair comparable to open code 44346 if revision is also performed.

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    Chattanooga, TN
    Default 44346
    Quote Originally Posted by lindacoder View Post
    I use the unlisted code 44799 for laparoscopic repair comparable to open code 44346 if revision is also performed.
    44346 is the correct code for a laparoscopic parastoma hernia repair...

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    Try with 49654 or 49655 since parastomal (on or around the stoma which is small surgical opening; in other words small incision) hernia occurs at previous incision site...

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    Default Laproscopic Parastomal hernia repair
    A parastomal hernia is a type of incisional hernia that allows protrusion of abdominal contents through the abdominal wall defect created during ostomy formation. Need clear documentation of stoma site (colostomy/ ilieostomy) for specific CPT code.
    We can give 49659 for Laparoscopic hernia repair.

    Dr.Ramnath Bandaru, CCS, CPC
    American Medical Services LLC
    Twitter: @HospitalCoders
    Last edited by rbandaru; 05-01-2016 at 10:08 PM.

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