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    Default silver nitrate cautery vaginal cuff

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    Patient is status post vaginal hysterectomy w/ bso. She came to the office with a 1 mm separation of the vaginal cuff. The doctor was unable to stitch due to a narrow vagina, so she used silver nitrate to cauterize the cuff.

    I have 998.31 for the diagnosis code, is that right?

    What code would I use for the repair? None of the repair codes seem to fit.



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    Is she in the global period? If so then there is no charge.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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