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Multiple wound repairs

  1. Default Multiple wound repairs
    Medical Coding Books
    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

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    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

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