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Old 02-11-2009, 10:59 AM
Leanne Leanne is offline
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Mesh cannot be reported separately for inguinal/femoral hernia repairs, it's included.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:42 PM
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There are separate ICD-9 procedure codes for inguinal hernia/ femoral hernia repairs w/ mesh, but not additional CPT codes for those procedures.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:55 PM
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on page 220 of the 2009 CPT PROFESSION ED.... it states that " with the exception of the incisional hernia repairs(see 49560-49566) the use of mesh or other prostheses is NOT separately reported. "

so for your inguinal/femoral repair, the mesh is included...otherwise, i usually code also the +49568 with any of the code ranges 49560-49566 ONLY
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:48 AM
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depending on who you code for, the CPT's are for "insertion" of, if you are coding for a facility (ASC/Hospital) you can capture it with C1781.
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