New Code for Mesh Removal

March 1, 2008

Is there a code for removal of mesh from the abdominal wall for cases of infection?

Question: Is there a code for removal of mesh from the abdominal wall for cases of infection?

Answer: Code 11008 was revised for 2008 to reflect the removal of mesh for any postoperative infection. In 2007, 10180 and 10121 worked.