Repair coding help

bethb

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Hi. Our physician removed 6 lesions by excision:

3 from the right flank

3 from the left groin

All excision coding has been completed, but I am stumped with coding the closures. All repairs are intermediate based on the notes.

Right Flank closure total was 13 cm
Left Groin closure total was 7 cm

Am I understanding correctly that multiple wound repairs in the same anatomic site & same classification should be added together and reported as one CPT code?

Are the flank and groin in the same anatomic area?

Would I add the totals together and report only one CPT code for the repairs?

Any help understanding this is very appreciated.

Thank you all,
Beth
 
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right flank is part of trunk and for groin its external genitalia both are at 2 classes. 12035 and 12042.
If both are in same classification you can add them. (exception where you cant add them together is excision and destruction)
 
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