Need Help coding Closure of complex laceration

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Looking for help coding following: There was a proximally based broad-based flap laceration left knee. Base of flap measured 12cm. Length of flap was 7cm. There was a
secondary flap measuring 4cm in length and 2 cm in width.

Leg prepped and draped. Flaps were mobilized. Wound irrigated and skin edges were approximated using skin staples. Primary closure was able to be obtained.
TIA, Deb CPC
 

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Re:Help Coding Complex Closure

PLEASE! Looking from some help Re:Closure of complex laceration knee
I was thinking 13121 but then not sure about how to apply for each additional
cm 13133 - 6 more times as I believe the total cm was 42 TIA
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You need total length

I don't see where you get 42 cm from the dimensions given.

Laceration repairs are coded based on the total length of the the repair of a given type in a given anatomical area.

Based on description of procedure this is a simple repair (don't see any evidence of layered closure)

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

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Coding repair laceration of knee

So then I shoud code using total length 11cm? using 12004
Deb CPC
 
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