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    Have this scenario where the patient had a 8 cm laceration on the forehead quite superficial, minimally gapping. Physician did Indermil repair on 2 cm's of the laceration and steri stripped the remainder. How would you code this?? Laceration repair to all 8 cm's or only 2 cm's???

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    Default 2 cm
    Based on the info provided in your post, repair was only 2cm ... that's how I would code.

    For accurate response to surgical / procedure coding questions, it is always best to post the scrubbed note.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Hi,
    Yes, according to your post the repaired area is only 2 cm.Need to code only 2 cm .

    Nalini CPC

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