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new coder needs help with simple repair of hand lacerations

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    Default new coder needs help with simple repair of hand lacerations
    Medical Coding Books
    If you have lacerations to a right and left hand, do you still add the total laceration size together since it's both on the hands or is this coded as two separate codes because it is a laceration on the left hand and a laceration on the right hand/

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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    Columbia, MO
    Skin is one organ with no laterality so you add all the lengths together for the same type of repair.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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