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Old 06-22-2010, 11:42 AM
codedog codedog is offline
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Default 49566 and 49561 together

PATIENT had a recurrent umbilical incisional herina and left lower quadrant incisional herina both incarcerated . both with mesh
yes 2 separate incisions was done
now coding it
would i use 49566- 553.21
49561 -552.21

other words, is it possible that you can have a recurrent herina and also a inital herina ?
and if so DO YOU THINK i need modifer 59 ?thhanks

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:00 PM
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Yes and yes! And make sure you get 552.21 on both of them!
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