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Revision of Hernia Repair & Wound Exploration

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    Default Revision of Hernia Repair & Wound Exploration
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    Hey Everyone,
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code a revision of a ventral hernia repair w/mesh? No complications with mesh, but Dr. had to do revision because of testicular swelling.
    Tara Johnson, CPC

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    if your documentation supports any extra work that was involved due to the revision, then you could possibly add the 22 modifier. Currently there are no revision codes for a ventral hernia however there are codes for recurrent.

    Hope this helps

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    Would it be recurrent ventral hernia repair if it is within global dates? This second procedure was done 4 days from initial procedure and was just a revision, no additional repair. Thank you for your help!
    Last edited by t.rock.tara; 09-12-2008 at 11:22 AM.
    Tara Johnson, CPC

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    its possible, that would be something that you should confirm with your surgeon.

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