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Code: L76.82
Other postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue
Parent Code Notes: L76.8
Use additional code, if applicable, to further specify disorder

Block Notes
Intraoperative and postprocedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L76-L76.82)

Coding Guidelines
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99)
Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
viral warts (B07.-)

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Can someone explain the difference to me between

L76.82 (other post procedural complications of skin and subcutaneous tissue)
T81.89X- (other complication of procedure, not elsewhere classified)

I am trying to figure out how to code a "Non healing surgical wound" and I've come across to use T81.89X- but then do I use the L76.82 as the secondary code. When would it be appropriate to only use L76.82?
 
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