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Vermilion border repair

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    Medical Coding Books
    To code Vermilion border repair (40650 ) do we need more than 2 layers repair or is it ok to have just 2 layers of closure.


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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Ingenix Coding Companion
    Hard to tell without the actual documentation.

    Per the Ingenix Coding Companion for Plastics/OMS/Dermatology:
    The physician repairs a laceration or surgically created wound or defect of the lip. In 40650 the wound extends through the full thickness of the lip.

    I'm thinking you are probably looking at 12051-12057.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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