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Coding help for correction of ear piercing

Kristene Posted Thu 04th of April, 2013 14:02:42 PM

Could someone place guide me on how to code the procedure below. Pt presented with the following cc: Ear piercings have grown to large and is here to have them stitched closed

Procedure: pt lobes were prepped with iodine and anesthetized with 1 % lido 0.5 cc on each side, piercing hole was debrided with scalpel until bleeding two simple interrupted sutures placed in L lobe and one placed in R lobe return in 1 week for suture removal discussed cares.

Kristene Posted Thu 04th of April, 2013 14:05:46 PM

sorry...please guide me

Kristene Posted Tue 09th of April, 2013 17:54:59 PM

Just checking to see if anyone has any suggestions on this yet?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 10th of April, 2013 11:20:19 AM

This is a simple repair, to be coded as 12011. Some would code as 11042 but the procedure was quite minute which does not require billing 11042.

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