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acstechow
49568 / 49505
Posted:
Nov 24 2010, 4:55 PM
a diagnosis is made for an initial reducible umbilical hernia on a 48 year old. surgical repair with PHS (propylene hernia system) by Ethicon is utilized to repair the umbilical hernia. For this procedure CPT® code 49585 would apply. Can CPT® code 49568 be added on ? yes or no

a diagnosis is made for an initial inguinal hernia (age >5yrs), reducible on a 53 year old. surgical repair with PHS (propylene hernia system) by Ethicon is utilized to repair the inguinal hernia. For this procedure CPT® code 49505 would apply. Can CPT® code 49568 be added on ? yes or no

 
koatsj
49568/49505
Posted:
Nov 24 2010, 5:14 PM
If you look at your CPT® book, 49568 can only be used with 11004-11006 & 49560-49566. You can't bill mesh for inguinal hernias or umbilical hernias.

 

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