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Thread: Bilateral inguinal hernia repair???

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    Default Bilateral inguinal hernia repair???

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but a co-worker asked me and I am just not sure of the answer:

    If we do a lap inguinal hernia repair 49650 on both sides and one side is strangulated and one side is not is that still considered a bilateral procedure? She was curious if it would be modifier -50 or -59.

    Thanks so much!!

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    Default I would use TWO lines

    I would code as 49650-LT and 49650-RT. I would then tie the appropriate dx code to the appropriate procedure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    It does-thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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