Inguinal Hernia Repair coding

A patient with 25 years of age comes with inguinal hernia on the left side. The patient has no previous history of inguinal hernia. The physician found that the hernia is reducible and decided to repair the hernia surgically using implantable mesh. What codes would describe this scenario?


1        550.90         Unilateral Inguinal Hernia without obstruction or gangrene.

PX      CODE      DESCRIPTION         

1         53.04        Open repair of indirect inguinal hernia with graft or prosthesis        

CPT   CODE      DESCRIPTION             
1        49505        Repair of reducible inguinal hernia for patient with age 5+.         

HCPCS code C1781 can be reported for Implantable Mesh depending upon client requirement.

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