intermediate

  1. A

    Laceration repair

    I have a disagreement with another coder on the definition of simple vs. intermediate laceration repair. They will only code intermediate if there's a foreign body noted, however, I feel if they use the term "extensive cleaning" I feel like that would make it an intermediate repair. The code...
  2. C

    Complex Closure Vs Simple Closure

    Hello, a provider is billing complex closure for this Dog Bite indicated below. CPT 13120 Repair, complex, scalp, arms, and/or legs; 1.1 cm to 2.5 cm . I feel this does not meet a complex closure, any help on what closure code to bill for this procedure? the guidelines state ligation of...
  3. Skinne

    Integumentary Coding Question

    I am not sure if I have interpreted this correctly. In the Integumentary section of the CPT book under excision of benign or malignant lesions (page 53 or 54 of the 2007 book), it says that if a closure requires an intermediate or complex closure, you need to report the excision in addition to...
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