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Strangulated Umb hernia w/ excision of bowel

  1. #1
    Kansas City, MO
    Default Strangulated Umb hernia w/ excision of bowel
    Medical Coding Books
    Usually, when doing another procedure, and you close an unbilical hernia, its bundled. But what if the hernia was incarcerated and led you to excise a portion of small bowel? In the CPT book it says to code the repair of the strangulated hernia in addition to the codes for teh excision of the starngulated organ/structure.

    Can I bill the 44120 and 49587 together? There is a cci edit, with a "9".


  2. #2
    Pittsburgh Central
    I use the Correct Code Chek webiste to look up CCI edits & it shows that you can bill them together, no modifier required.

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