Revision of Old scar

pspears

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I need help finding code. My provider performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy. The op note mentions that he excised an old scar at the umbilious? I can not find a code for this any ideas?
 
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Separate incision?

If he did this as part of his approach for the TAH then it's incidental and not separately coded.

If he had a completely separate incision you can use EITHER the complex repair codes OR Excision of benign lesion w/ intermediate closure (if performed).

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

jbblgagnon

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It's almost impossible to get insurance to pay for this service. Most carriers consider it cosmetic or part of the service that was provided.
 
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