April 27, 2023
If a patient undergoes an open cholecystectomy and has a reducible umbilical hernia repaired during the same operative session, through separate incisions, can both be reported?
Yes, if both procedures were performed through separate incisions both may be reported. Conversely, if both were repaired through the same incision, only the cholecystectomy would be reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/27/23.