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Split Earlobe Repair

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    Medical Coding Books
    I have been told 14060 is the correct code. It is a tissue transfer not a laceration repair. Any thoughts?
    Joanne Volponi CPC, COSC

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    I normally use the intermediate or complex closure cpt code, depending on the procedure note.

    Hope this helps
    Kim Sammons, CPC

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    S/he mentions the 'V' incision but not very strong documentation to support a tissue transfer.

    Found this description:
    "V-Y-plasty adjacent tissue transfer: A form of advancement which is performed by making a V-shaped incision in the skin and then undermining the tissue below and around the V. The freed tissue along the outer sides of the V is advanced or stretched beyond and below the point of the V so that the incision is formed in the shape of a Y. The edges of the incision are brought together and closed with sutures."

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    Default Yes, this is a test.
    I am actually taking an employment test right now, and this exact question is on it. I figured a local anesthetic would really be used for a procedure like this, but this is the test scenario.
    But, thank you for the code help!

    To the original poster- did you get the job?

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