Coding Mesh Placement in Hernia Repairs

Coding Mesh Placement in Hernia Repairs

December 13, 2018

Question:
If mesh is placed for a laparoscopic hernia repair can an unlisted code be reported for the mesh placement?

Answer:
No. All laparoscopic hernia repair codes include mesh placement so it would not be appropriate to bill for mesh separately.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/13/18.

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