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    Default 14040 vs 15574

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    I obviously need to take some courses on coding for these services, but please help if you can.
    Dr. writes
    procedure: excision of Actinic Keratosis LT temple with local flap reconstruction(Limber flap)
    Anesthesia: local

    Procedure: Excision of lesion, 2x2 CM, hemostasis was obtained with suture ligatures of 6-0 vicryl. A Limberg flap was elevated and transposed to its new position. Wound was closed in two layers. closure was obtained.

    This was coded as 15574, I want to use 14040?


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    If I were coding this service, I would use 14040.


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    Thank you, I thought so as well, appreciate the confirmation!

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    amarillo texas

    Default 14040 vs 15574

    I also code the report as 14040.As he is doing local flap reconstruction with Limberg flap . Hope this help you.


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    My Surgeon performed Repair Hypospadias, complicared / with skin flaps/graft 54344.

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