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Thread: C/S and repair of old keloid scar

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    Greeley, Colorado

    Question C/S and repair of old keloid scar

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    When an incision has to be made for a C/S anyway, is it appropriate to code for a cosmetic repair of the old scar? How does one justify coding 13101, etc in addition to 59510? I have a doc who wants to code for this, but I have a problem with justifying the extra charges. Any comments?
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default I'd say incidental

    I'd say it's incidental to the primary surgery and would not bill it.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Greeley, Colorado


    That's my opinion as well. This doc drives me crazy!!
    Thanks Tessa!!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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