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Excision of redundant skin post above knee amputation

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

    Any other opinions?

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default 15832?
    Not my area of expertise but did you look at 15832?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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