I have a hand surgeon that feels that he can bill out 12002x2(repair of laceration). The patient came in with wounds on two separate fingers same hand.
He feels that because it is two different sites that he doesn’t have to add up the length and use that appropriate code.
I know the rule is by anatomic site, but the physician feels that because it is different sites that he should be able to bill that way.
Is there anyone else having this same issue? If so what have you done?