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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Revision of Old scar

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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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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    Look at code range 11400-11406
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 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

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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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