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    Question Multiple Ventral Hernias - How would you code for multiple

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    How would you code for multiple ventral hernias. We have been denied by insurance that since same incision you can not bill for each hernia?
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-04-2016 at 05:08 AM.
    Andi M.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default ONE incision = ONE repair

    If you had only one incision for the repair, you have only one repair (even if there was more than one ventral hernia present).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    What about if a patient has an incisional (midline) hernia and a parastomal hernia? There is no ICD-9 code for parastomal hernia.

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    Hi Andi,

    Does your documentation support the appending of modifier 22, increased procedural services, for your repair?

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