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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Savannah, GA

    Angry diagnosis code

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    I need help finding a code for a mucosal advancement flap

  2. #2


    Did you check 998.31;


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbus GA


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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Savannah, GA

    Unhappy correction

    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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