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Fingernail re-attachment

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    Patient tripped and fell, injured finger causing an avulsion of his finger nail.. Dr cleaned wound , pushed nail back down and tacked (sutured) it down for healing. What CPT code do I use?

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    See code 11760.

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    Since there was a repair (suture) could you consider 12001?
    ObCoder MA,BS,CPC

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    Per CCI, 12001 would be included in procedure 11760.

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    My concern was that the documentation might not support "repair of nailbed". It's hard to tell from notes we get on the forum sometimes. I am still learning and appreciate the input!
    ObCoder MA,BS,CPC

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    True. There was very limited info in the original question. As always, the procedure which the physician actually documented would determine which code to assign.

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