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Thread: Resection of Keloid Scars

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    Default Resection of Keloid Scars

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    Good Evening everyone. Can anyone provide assistance with locating the most appropriate code for the resection of two keloid scars 4x4 cm? This procedure was not done in conjunction with c-section. "Thank You" in advance for any and all responses.

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

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    You are looking at either:

    Option 1: Excision of lesion (each "lesion" is coded separately) plus intermediate repair if required to close the surgical wound.

    Option 2: Complex repair includes "scar revision." Here you would add the lengths of each together to find the one code.

    In either case, if these were indeed separate from the C-section incision, then you'll need a -59 modifier.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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