What diagnosis do I use when we are fixing a scar from previous MOHS?

kerrlau

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I am wondering what diagnosis to use.
My doctor fixed a scar on a patients nose as a result of MOHS surgery the patient had at another office. My doctor fixed the scar with an excision and repair. He wanted to use the diagnosis, scar, but a lot of times that gets denied as cosmetic. Do you know if there is a way to incorporate the fact that the site was cancerous??
Thanks for your help!:)
 

mitchellde

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I would use a code for an acquired deformity or the scar code and a code for late effect from surgery (905-908) and the V code for hx of cancer.
 
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