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  1. Question Cord Lipoma
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    My surgeon dissected a total of 3 cord lipomas during a bil hernia repair. Is the cord lipoma (55520) allowed to be billed in more than one unit?

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    Fort Worth Texas
    I thought the cord lipoma excision was a seperate procedure and not billable with the hernia repair. ?? Curious to see what other responses will be.

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    I agree; it's designated "(separate procedure)", so not billable when performed in course of a hernia repair.

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