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Inguinal Procedure

  1. Question Inguinal Procedure
    Medical Coding Books
    Please tell me how you would code:

    Right inguinal exploration, right inguinal lymphadenectomy (single), placement of Kugel preperitoneal patch for inguinal floor reinforcement - no hernia, and right ilioinguinal nerve segmental resection and division (sent for pathology).

    Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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    There really aren't any great codes for this. I can suggest the following:

    38500-22 (-22 for deep) for the node, 27299 for the patch and ilioinguinal nerve. Or you can look at 64772 for the resection, however, the ilioinguinal is a branch off L1 which is truly a spinal nerve.

    Possible options:
    38500-22 (Payer may consider Node as incidental to.)
    27299 (depending on value, could be more than 38500?)



    Next time, tell us what codes you are thinking.

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