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    I was always told & taught that if the doctor is performing a scar excision but documents the repair as being only a intermediate (eg. skin edges were undermined in all directions through the use of sharp dessection,wound was repaired in layers,) that I should use the excision codes 114xx & 12xxx for intermed. repair BUT if the doctors is doing a scar excision & documents the repair as being complex then I would just bill the repair code 131xx, Is that right?????

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    Milwaukee WI

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    Yes, that is how we code these procedures.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    thank you, even though I know these things most of the time, I always question myself!

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