AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Abdominoplasty and Abdominal Wall Plication for Hernia Repair

The patient presented with a ventral hernia and underwent abdominoplasty and abdominal wall plication. At surgery, the horizontal component was cut through deep dermal layers and subcutaneous fat from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS). The specimen was then removed. The rectus was plicated in stages and the abdominal skin was closed. What are the procedure codes for the abdominoplasty and abdominal wall plication? ...

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