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umbilical hernia

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    Default umbilical hernia
    Medical Coding Books
    is there a cpt code for "pushing back" a hernia until the patient can see a surgeon?

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    I could be wrong...but this sounds like perhaps a manual reduction of a hernia. This would/should be included in the E/M services provided. There is not a code for a manual manipulation that I am aware of.

    Any other takers?

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    a cpt code can be given, may be 97024-

  4. #4
    It's included in the E&M code.
    adrianne, cpc

  5. #5
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Included in E/M
    It's included in the E/M

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  6. #6
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Lavanya ... what CPT book are you using?
    You responded: a cpt code can be given, may be 97024-

    What CPT book are you using? 2008 CPT Professional edition defines this as:
    97024: Application of a modality to one or more areas: diathermy (e.g. microwave).

    Pushing back the hernia is NOT 97024.

    It is, in fact, included in the E/M

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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