which CPT code would you use for a right fifth finger with complete loss of skin on the ulnar aspect of the distal phalanx. one point has pulsating bleeding. there are several other points of venous bleeding. The provider infiltrated with lidocaine the did superficial figure of eight suture was placed at the level of the arteial bleeder and at 2 other locations where venous bleeding was most prominent. the bleeding was controlled.
our coders are not agreeing 1 wants to use 35207 with modifier 52, the coder thinks should be simple repair of superficial wound 12001 -12018.. Any suggestions