Nicole Posted Tue 10th of September, 2013 14:50:11 PM
I have a patient that has come in for removal of irritable internal fixation left tibia. The patient was also having irritability at the incision site and the incision scar was elliptically excised.
Can I bill 20680 for removal of implant as well as 1140_ for excision of scar tissue or is it included as part of implant removal?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 10th of September, 2013 18:17:08 PM
Scar tissue excision is inclusive to implant removal.