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    How do I code partial removal of exposed mesh from a sling procedure done five months ago? Doctor only proposes to remove exposed mesh not all of mesh.

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    I have one of these coming up and was thinking the revision code, but any help would be appreciated.

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    I would also lean towards the revised code

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    We are going with the revision code. 57295. Thanks for the help.

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    Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Actually, 57295 is incorrect. The correct code for "removal or revision of sling for stress incontinence" is 57287
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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