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    Default laceration repair

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    If a patient has a 10 cm laceration and 4 cm of the laceration was sutured using deep stitches and the remaining 6 cm repaired with simple sutures how would you code this? Thanks for your help.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default The answer is in the CPT guidelines

    The answer to your question is in the CPT guidelines. 2010 Professional edition, page 64. Item #2 specifically tells you what to do when you have multiple wounds which are repaired.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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