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    Doctor repairs a 2cm wound. States wound required alignment (lip) not a layered repair. Do you code this as simple or intermediate?

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    Hi Cathy! I suppose all wounds would require allignment...but you can only use intermediate if it was layered, or if the wound required extensive cleaning when the wound was heavily contaminated. From what you are saying - I would code as simple.

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    I agree....simple repair with info that was given.

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    simple repair...but physcian has to place suture to qualify simple repair, i think that is well documented in your report

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