seroma s/p hernia repair

Patient developed a seroma 3 weeks after umbilical hernia surgery. was incised and drained and we are doing daily wound packing. The coding center directs me to the T88.800XD code, but I hate using an unspecified code. It is definitely not a hematoma and it is not infected. Any suggestions?


  • Hernias are in Chapter 11, or the K section of codes.
    Try K91.841

    Nancy Wolverton RN,CCM
    QR Specialist, Central Office
    5800 West 10th St., Suite 300
    Little Rock, AR. 72205
    Ph# 501-280-4913
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