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excise redundant skin

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    Northeast Kansas AAPC
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    Need help with the following:

    Patient had previous right above knee amputation. Now has redundant skin that irritates with his prosthesis. Dictation reads: After anesthetizing with 0.25% Marcaine incision was made excising this redundant skin vertically. After assuring that this was undermined and redundant skin was adequately removed deep tissues were closed with running 2-0 Vicryl. Skin edges were closed with interrupted 4-0 nylon vertical mattress sutures.

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
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    Can't remember which other forum this is posted in, but I answered there.

    Check CPT for excise skin.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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