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complex repair vs lesion removal

Julie Posted Wed 08th of January, 2014 09:45:15 AM

pt. came in to have a deep nodule removed from the forehead. After the nodule was reached it was determined that the procedure could not continue. Should this be coded as a removal with modifier 53 as the procedure was discontinued or would this be coded as a complex wound repair as the procedure was not able to be performed and the incision needed to be closed?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 08th of January, 2014 18:05:47 PM

This is a discontinued Px. Report it with Modifier 53

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