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    Default "Inset of melolabial flap" help w/CPT

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    This doctor says that he did a "Inset of melolabial flap". (see below)

    The pedicle to the melolabial flap was amputated, and the flap was debulked and then inset into the lateral alar skin using 5-0 vicryl in the deep tissue and interrupted 5-0 nylon in the skin. The donor site was repaired by making an ellipticle incision at the pedicle site and removing excessive tissue. The incision was closed using interrupted 5-0 vicryl in the deep dermis and 5-0 nylon in the skin.

    This is a new coding scenario for me. I could use some guidance and any advice on how to learn this type of coding better.

    Thank you!

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    hello where would you find a listing of codes for medical necessity for a TEE. What code would you use for an enjection fraction when coding for cabg. thank you

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