Results 1 to 3 of 3

Excision of redundant skin post above knee amputation

  1. #1
    Location
    Northeast Kansas AAPC
    Posts
    270
    Default Excision of redundant skin post above knee amputation
    Medical Coding Books
    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
    Default
    The surgeon is not doing a reamputation or removal of scar tissue. Sounds like the debridement codes to me.

    Any other opinions?

  3. #3
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    4,466
    Default 15832?
    Not my area of expertise but did you look at 15832?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Plastics - Excision of redundant skin
    By Mrs.Estrada in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2015, 02:16 PM
  2. Excision of symptomatic redundant skin post mastectomy
    By jodib777 in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 03:04 PM
  3. Excision of symptomatic redundant skin post mastectomy
    By jodib777 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 12:36 PM
  4. casting below knee amputation after 8 months post op
    By cbeuerlein in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-15-2011, 02:52 PM
  5. excise redundant skin
    By lindacoder in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-25-2009, 04:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.