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Surgical coding help/ASC

  1. Default Surgical coding help/ASC
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    I am new to ASC and need help. Here is the scenario. I need to code a right inguinal hernia repair and a left indirect inguinal hernia repair, both repared with mesh.
    At this point I have selected 49520 which is repair for the recurrent inguinal repair. I am shooting a blank with a code for the left indirect inguinal hernia. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

  2. Default both sides recurrent?
    yes, if both hernias are recurrent use 49520-50 w/ dx 550.93

    If you look in your ICD9 book under 550 includes: direct, double, indirect, oblique and sliding

  3. #3
    Does operative report recurrent though?

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