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  1. #1
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    Default Inguinal hernia repair

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    Procedure performed was left inguinal hernia repair with contralateral exploration (no hernia found). My surgeon wants to bill 49491 for the LIH and 49491-52 for the right negative exploration. Is this correct? There are 2 separate incisions. I've never had much success with modifier 52. Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Kingsport, TN


    This is what I get:

    49000 59

    Of course this all depends on the full documentation. Hope this helps.

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