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    I need help with coding for inguinal hernia repair with mesh. According to the CPT book, the mesh code (49568) is only use with 49560 - 49566. I was wondering is there another code for inguinal hernia repair that will include mesh? Or does the physician will lose monies on mesh item?

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    Redding, CA


    The mesh implant or prosthetic patch is included in all the hernia repair codes except the incisional/ventral hernia repairs. There is not separate code, as it is included. :0)

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