Is this the only place he documents the size of the wound? The size of the wound is necessary for accurate coding of laceration repairs, lesion removals, etc.
However, he could just as easily add that information to his handwritten or dictated note.
Our burn cases always use a diagram to show the TBSA, but we ALSO ask that they specify the TBSA in their written report.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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