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Thread: Opening a labial bridge

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Seattle First Hill Washington 20608

    Default Opening a labial bridge

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    The patient was in for her 6 week postpartum exam and found that she has a bridge of tissue extending from each lower labia in the lower vagina. You can pass a Q-tip under this tissue into the vagina. She is unable to have intercourse so the doc plans to open the bridge of tissue by simply cutting it. I haven't coded this before, wondering if you had any insight on a procedure code? Thanks

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 56800

    NOT my area of expertise ... but did you look at 56800:
    The physician repairs and restores the anatomy of the opening of the vagina by excising scar tissue and strengthening the supporting tissues using tissue flaps and suturing techniques. This procedure varies greatly from patient to patient, depending on the defect to be corrected. (Lay description from Encoder Pro)

    It's considered minor surgery - 10-day global.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    Seattle First Hill Washington 20608

    Default Labial Bridge

    I will look at that code and it may be what I end up going with. If anyone else has a recommendation that would be greatly appreciates.

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