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    laparoscopic total extraperitoneal right inguinal hernia repair converted to open rt inquinal hernia repair.

    I thought when lap was discontinued and open repair is being performed it should be coded as open repair. Am I correct?

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    Yes, that is correct. I always add V64.41 as the secondary Dx.

    Michael D. Reyland, CPC, CIRCC
    Surgical Specialists of Georgia

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