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    Would I use 996.59 for infected abdominal wall mesh? It was found to be intraluminal causing a small bowel obstruction and needed to be removed...


    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    I am thinking that you should be using 996.69 since the infection caused a SBO therefore indicating that the infection is within the patient. 996.59 is for use when the impanted device fails or is rejected.

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