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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

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Apply Those Repair Coding Tips to this Clinical Example

Question: Double check code descriptors for complex repairs Scenario: A patient was injured in a bicycle accident and presented with lacerations on the upper lip, cheek, and thigh. Upon examination, the lip and cheek wounds appear serrated and embedded with glass. Both will require debridement, with wide excision of the serrated skin margins and extensive undermining of the dermis. The thigh [...]