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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

Consider these clinical examples to help decide when to combine repairs or report them separately

Watch for locations and classification before choosing your code. The following wound repair presentations can help you understand when it is appropriate to com-bine the lengths of like repairs to report them under one code, says Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P, President of ERcoder, Inc. in Edmond, OK. Example 1: A child was injured in a skating accident. The physician treats [...]