AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Multiple wound repairs

  1. #1

    Default Multiple wound repairs

    AAPC: Back to School
    Could someone tell me how to code the following simple wound repairs? This was all done during one enounter for the same patient. THANKS!

    Anterolateral, dorsal: 2cm
    5th finger, anterolateral: 2cm
    3rd finger: 2 cm

    Posterior: 3 cm
    Anterior: 5 cm

    Anterior: 2 cm
    Anteromedial: 3 cm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Guidelines are in your CPT book

    Please read the guidelines / instructions for Repair (Closure) in your CPT book. You'll find your answer there. (In my book - 2012 CPT published by AMA, Professional Edition - these are found on page 66, bottom right column.)

    Group by type (simple, intermediate, complex); then by body area.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Multiple repairs with different lesions
    By stogsmom3 in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-03-2015, 03:55 PM
  2. Multiple Hernia repairs
    By lynettetaylor in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-31-2014, 05:48 AM
  3. Multiple Hernia Repairs
    By krssy70 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-18-2014, 08:49 AM
  4. multiple laceration repairs
    By SherryMoss in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-15-2009, 01:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.