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Medical Posted Mon 15th of September, 2014 17:49:22 PM

An excision was done on the right side of the mid back 3.2cm and another on left the upper paraspinal back 3.4 cm, What is the proper way to code the procedures? 11404-59, 11404, 12032 is that correct?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of September, 2014 01:30:38 AM

If the lesion excised from the right mid back and left upper paraspinal back is benign, you may use code 11404, 11404-59.

12032 represents 'Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding hands and feet); 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm'.

You may use 12032 if the provider has performed intermediate repair and the combined length of repair at both sites at back is falling in range of 2.6 to 7.5 cm.

Thanks !!

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