Surgical Coding: Follow Hernia Bundling Rules

Did you factor in a foreign body removal code?

Question: During an open hernia repair for a reducible umbilical hernia, the surgeon finds a sizeable gallstone embedded in the omentum extending into the preperitoneal fat. The surgeon excises the gallstone granuloma with cautery. Patient history indicates cholecystectomy eight years ago. What are the correct ICD-9 and CPT codes?

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