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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO

    Default Mesh Removal with abscesse

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    Wow! I have been out of Gen Surg for 7 months, and already getting rusty!

    Surgeon did a repair of incarcerated ventral hernia with mesh,

    a few days later, he has to go back in.

    He removes mesh, and has to I&D several "pockets of fluid,mostly in pelvis"

    I was thinking (for second procedure)...


    yes? no? not even close??

    Thanks guys.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Johnson City


    Yes, or would use Debridement codes. 11005, 11008+ Depends on the depth of the I+D.
    Melissa Jewett, CPC

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