Results 1 to 3 of 3

laparotomy

  1. #1
    Default laparotomy
    Medical Coding Books
    If a surgeon places retention sutures when closing a laparotomy incision, does this change the coding to complex wound closure?
    Last edited by Miagirl78; 01-03-2011 at 11:23 AM.

  2. #2
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    4,466
    Default Closure is Global to the Surgery
    No ... closure of a the surgical wound is included in the surgery. The onlly exception is for removal of skin lesions that require MORE than a simple closure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3
    Default
    Thank you!!!

Similar Threads

  1. exploratory laparotomy
    By Bertrav in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2009, 06:46 PM
  2. Laparotomy
    By cpckim in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-18-2009, 09:10 AM
  3. exploratory laparotomy
    By bsuse in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2009, 10:34 AM
  4. Laparotomy
    By amjordan in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2008, 06:27 PM
  5. Laparotomy
    By Hopp in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-01-2008, 05:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.