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    PATIENT had a recurrent umbilical incisional herina and left lower quadrant incisional herina both incarcerated . both with mesh
    yes 2 separate incisions was done
    now coding it
    would i use 49566- 553.21
    49561 -552.21

    other words, is it possible that you can have a recurrent herina and also a inital herina ?
    and if so DO YOU THINK i need modifer 59 ?thhanks
    Last edited by codedog; 06-22-2010 at 11:15 AM.

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    Yes and yes! And make sure you get 552.21 on both of them!

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