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    Good morning!

    I am having a problem figuring out how to code a workers comp claim. This is my first coding job and this one has me stumped.

    A woman cut her finger with scissors while working at a salon (Sports Clips). She had a small, simple closure laceration, under 2.5 cm.

    Here are the codes I used:


    What do I do for place of occurrence and activity code? I can't find anything that relates to cutting finger or doing so while at work. Also, do I use a modifer (-25) on 99455 because a procedure was performed?

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

    Amy S.

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    I would modify the e&m code with 25. Also see dx codes y28.8xxa, y92.513, and w27.2xxa for reference to place and type of injury and decide if these fit your documentation.

    Vickie, CPC, CPB

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    Thank you Vickie! I just now saw that you replied to this question. Sorry I didn't see it sooner.


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