Mesh Hernia Reporting

March 2, 2017

Question:
If my surgeon repairs an incarcerated inguinal hernia with mesh on an adult, what code do I use to report the mesh?

Answer:
The mesh is not separately reportable as it is an inherent part of the procedure; it was necessary in order to complete the repair of the hernia. CPT code 49507 would be the CPT code that would be reported in this case.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/02/17.

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