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laparotomy and complex wound closure

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    Default laparotomy and complex wound closure
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    If a surgeon places retention sutures when closing a laparotomy incision, does this change the coding to complex wound closure?

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    Closure is included when you make a surgical incision. The only exception is for removal of skin lesions which require more than simple closure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Hi,
    I agree with the above poster, suturing the site is inclusive in the procedure(Laparotomy)...

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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