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Mesh Removal with abscesse

  1. #1
    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,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

  2. #2
    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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