wound repair

  1. K

    Missing laceration length

    We have a debate going on with providers. They state that if the laceration length is not stated, we should code the lowest level for example 12001 where it shows "2.5 cm or less". I am not in agreement. I believe that the length of wound is one of the necessary pieces of information needed to...
  2. G

    C-section wound reopened

    We have had a couple of situations where c-season wounds reopened during the postpartum period. When that happens, what code(s) should be used when our providers re-approximate the edges? It is very rare that this happens but we have had a couple of ladies that were too eager to return to their...