Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair cpt code laparoscopic. So 64425 is bundled into 49505.
Laparoscopic surgical hernia repair.
Us inguinal hernia cpt code. This is my first time to code for a hernia repair with mesh for an indirect inguinal hernia. There is a discussion going on in a medical coding forum about it with some saying it should be 76870 quoting cpt assistant and others saying 76882. My conclusion is that indirect is incarcerated and direct is strangulated.
On the other hand cpt 38500 is used for lymph node excision or biopsy. There is no specific cpt code which is only meant for inguinal exploration. Repair initial inguinal hernia preterm infant younger than 37 weeks gestation at birth performed from birth up to 50 weeks postconception age with or without hydrocelectomy.
In this procedure the bulging tissues are found in the let inguinal canal. 2222 sedwick road durham nc 27713. Inguinal hernia k40 90 lymphadenopathy r59 1 palpable abnormality other chest wall 76604 upper back 76604 palpable abnormality on the back or torso lower back 76705 knee 76881 baker cyst m71 20 palpable abnormality pain swelling m25 569 m25 469 quadriceps patellar tendinosis or tear foot 76681 foreign body s90 859a ganglion cyst m67 40.
Exam to order symptoms concerns cpt code us neck soft tissue palpable head face or neck mass describe area 76536 us thyroid or neck. 76705 76870 and 76882 are groin us options published on 2012 07 15. In this case the nerve block is not reported separately and is included in the surgical procedure.
The code description itself in cpt tells us this code is appropriate for an initial repair of an incisional hernia that is incarcerated. Us abdominal ltd inguinal hernia quadrant pain single organ evaluation such as liver or gallbladder palpable mass lower abdominal and lower back describe location. For inguinal hernia repair cpt code 49505 the surgeon may use an ilioinguinal or iliohypogastric nerve block cpt 64425.
Implantation of mesh or other prosthesis f or open incisional or ventral hernia repair or mesh for closure of debridement for necrotizing soft tissue infection list separately in addition to code. Left inguinal hernia repair cpt code in left inguinal hernia repair an incision is made on the left side of abdomen and the bulged out soft tissue is removed surgically. Icd 10 code for bilateral inguinal hernia with gangrene k40 1 icd 10 code k40 1 for bilateral inguinal hernia with gangrene is a medical classification as listed by who under the range diseases of the digestive system.
Which cpt code is used to report the ultrasound examination of a palpable mass in the groin. So cpt 53899 will be incorrect code. Per the cpt book i have to select between 1 reducible 2 incarcerated and 3 strangulated.
The cpt code for this process is 49650.