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    Patient has previously undergone an ACL revision. The scar is not healing so the doc is going to revise her scar.

    What would I code for this?

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    Look at 13160. That is the code I use for scar revisions.

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    Scar revisions for the knee typically fall into the 13120-13122 code series. I personally would not use 13160 unless there is documentation to support that this wound has opened and that this is a secondary closure.

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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    Thanks for the input Mary.

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