What you describe ... if I understand correctly ... is what they PLAN to do. So you don't have any operative note at this point.
I can't tell for certain because we have no op notes, but I am thinking that I would bill the hernia repair for each surgeon with the -62 co-surgeon modifier.
If there is significant work involved in removing the excess skin before closure, you might want to add a -22 modifier on the code as well. But until you have the actual operative notes you can't tell whether this is even documented, much less whether it's significantly more work.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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