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Excision of scar ulcer

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    Default Excision of scar ulcer
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    Can someone help me? I have an excision of a scar ulcer and would exploration s/p sx 24 years ago, w/ suture closure.
    adrianne, cpc

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    Quote Originally Posted by abenson View Post
    Can someone help me? I have an excision of a scar ulcer and would exploration s/p sx 24 years ago, w/ suture closure.
    Try looking at 15002, you can also code the suture repair depending on the site and size.

    If the closure was extensive or complicated, you should code 13160.

    Exploration is included
    Last edited by ARCPC9491; 09-24-2008 at 09:35 AM.

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    I looked at 15002 and that won't work, and it's not a suture repair, it's more of an excision of an abcess/ulcer.
    adrianne, cpc

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