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    I need help finding a code for a mucosal advancement flap

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    Hi,
    Did you check 998.31;

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    LMohan

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    Did they have a fistula or are you looking for a CPT code for the flap procedure?

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    I would not jump to a surgical complication code until the documentation is revealed to support that code. I agree with Jackie, wee need the reason for the flap if you are wanting a diagnosis code. The diagnosis is what the provider documents not what we think will get it paid.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I've just been informed I need a procedure code-sorry
    repair of mucosal advancement flap, not sure if the site is rectum or buttocks

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