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help with coding this procedure

Mariana Posted Thu 24th of January, 2013 01:02:16 AM

Informed consent was obtained. The area was prepped with alcohol , and lidocaine 1% with epinephrine x 5 cc was instilled into the area. The area was then prepped and draped in a sterile fashion, and chlorhexidine solution was applied to sterilize the area. Using a number 15 blade, the lesion was removed in an elliptical fashion. Closure was obtained with 4-0 vicryl buried sutures and 5-0 Ethilon interrupted sutures. Pressured dressing was applied in the patient was given a handout on suture healing.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 24th of January, 2013 20:43:33 PM

Please quote me the area, the dimensions of lesion excision and the diagnosis provided to conclude in order to decipher codes for you.


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