AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 11 (November)
Surgery: Digestive System (November 2005)
November 2005 page 15a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Digestive System, 49568, 49659 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report add-on code 49568, Implantation of mesh or other prosthesis for incisional or ventral hernia repair (List separately in addition to code for the incisional or ventral hernia repair), in addition to code 49659, Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, hernioplasty, herniorrhaphy, herniotomy? AMA Comment It would not be appropriate to report code 49568 in addition to 49659 because this code describes implantation of mesh or other prosthesis for incisional or ventral hernia repair performed using an "open" approach. Code 49568 should not...
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