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    Kansas City, MO

    Default Strangulated Umb hernia w/ excision of bowel

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    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".


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    Apr 2007
    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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