laceration repair

mrolf

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Have this scenario where the patient had a 8 cm laceration on the forehead quite superficial, minimally gapping. Physician did Indermil repair on 2 cm's of the laceration and steri stripped the remainder. How would you code this?? Laceration repair to all 8 cm's or only 2 cm's???

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2 cm

Based on the info provided in your post, repair was only 2cm ... that's how I would code.

For accurate response to surgical / procedure coding questions, it is always best to post the scrubbed note.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
Yes, according to your post the repaired area is only 2 cm.Need to code only 2 cm .

Nalini CPC
 
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