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    Default open wound dermabond pls help

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    I code Occupational Medicine (WC) Indiana patient had open wound (flap) finger in global period (yes i know we dont have global period for 12001 but we still use global period) when patient came back in for suture removal the flap wasnt completely closed so dermabond was used~would that be a complicated open wound 883.1 delayed in healing also can i bill for the dermabond. thank you Melissa

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Dermabond = simple repair

    Yes, I would bill the simple repair for closure using Dermabond. I'd be inclined to use Dx 998.32 for wound dehiscence.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Last edited by FTessaBartels; 09-16-2011 at 12:48 PM.

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