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    Having trouble getting paid for lap ventral hernia repair. Should I use the unlisted code or use S-code S2075?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikau View Post
    Having trouble getting paid for lap ventral hernia repair. Should I use the unlisted code or use S-code S2075?
    What code did you use initially? 49560?
    Chrissy, CPC

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    We use the S2075 on all insurances except Medicare. Medicare won't except the S code so we use 49659 for Medicare.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    I use the unlisted and reference the open code. It stinks. You would think that they would have added a code by now. They've been doing these for years now!!

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    we get paid with unlisted . Send everything in op note , etc we get paid -go through alot but at end at works. but you are right m bort should have a code by now.

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    We too get paid with an unlisted procedure code...sending in the operative notes.
    Christine L, CPC

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