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open dislocation and suture

  1. Default open dislocation and suture
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    I am getting an edit for a simple suture of skin of finger for an open dislocation. The manipulation is ok but the edit says simple suture is unlikely for dx code of open dislocation. It doesn't seem right to add dx of open wound because that is what makes the dislocation open. Here is my code set
    26770 RT
    12001 59
    facility side anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! L Henderson CPC-A
    Last edited by; 07-14-2011 at 06:21 AM. Reason: unfinished

  2. Default You're right
    You shouldn't add the dx of open wound because that is part of the open dislocation. For the same reason simple (not necessarily complex) suturing is viewed as bundled into the treatment. You can try a 59 but that would be a questionable approach.


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