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Revision of Old scar

  1. #1
    Default Revision of Old scar
    Medical Coding Books
    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?

  2. #2
    Albany, New York
    Look at code range 11400-11406
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  3. #3
    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

  4. #4
    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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