laparotomy

Miagirl78

Contributor
Messages
18
Best answers
0
If a surgeon places retention sutures when closing a laparotomy incision, does this change the coding to complex wound closure?
 
Last edited:
Messages
4,466
Location
Milwaukee WI
Best answers
0
Closure is Global to the Surgery

No ... closure of a the surgical wound is included in the surgery. The onlly exception is for removal of skin lesions that require MORE than a simple closure.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
Top