Hernia Night LIVE

CMS Hernia Coding Reimbursement: An In-Depth Review on Navigating the New Changes and How They Affect Your Practice

January 31, 2023
8:00 p.m. EST | 5:00 p.m. PST
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Join us for Hernia Night Live

A live surgical education series for hernia repair

Learn what’s new and hear from leaders in hernia repair during our new live surgical education series. Scheduled the last Tuesday of every month, each virtual session will offer dynamic conversation with thought leaders, technique review and more.

Event registration is no longer required.  To attend this event, come back to this page closer to the event start time and the join link will be available.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule on July 7, 2022, which will impact all surgeons performing abdominal wall hernia surgery. Pending the publication of the CY2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, and effective January 1, 2023, all abdominal hernia repair procedures will be reported with a new range of CPT codes.

Drs. McNally, Roth and Senkowski will walk us through how these changes will affect your practice and how best to navigate these changes. This panel will be moderated by Thomas Bergamo, BDI Surgery’s Director of Market Access and Payment Policy. The session will begin with Dr. Senkowski delivering a 30-minute presentation that includes details on:

  • How the ventral hernia codes have been redesigned to include the size of the hernia defect
  • The zero-day global period
  • Present a new code for the removal of mesh
  • Many other nuances that will impact your practice

Dr. Senkowski’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion with other reimbursement experts discussing all relevant information regarding physician payments. Please join us for this very important event.


Christopher Senkowski, MD, FACS
Christopher Senkowski, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery
Mercer University School of Medicine and Memorial
University Medical Center
Savannah, GA


J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of General, Endocrine and
Metabolic Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
Chief of Surgery, UK Good Samaritan Hospital
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY


Megan E. McNally, MD, FACS, FSSO
Megan E. McNally, MD, FACS, FSSO
Vice Chair UMKC Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncology/General Surgery, Saint Luke’s Health System
Kansas City, MO


Thomas Bergamo
Thomas Bergamo
Director of Market Access and Payment Policy,
BD Interventional–Surgery