Caralee Posted Wed 03rd of August, 2016 20:59:12 PM
Pt. had an ACDF done few months ago. Patient is complaining about Keloid in the medial aspect of the surgical scar. Surgeon wants perform surgical resection of the anterior cervical keloid. Need help coding this procedure. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 04th of August, 2016 01:19:29 AM
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Please note that keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue and resection of keloid or scar tissue is coded as excision of benign lesion. So the CPT code should be selected from range 11420-11426 depending on the excised diameter. Simple repair after excision should not be coded separately. But intermediate and complex repairs should be coded separately. Always take care of the Global Period whenever reporting such scenarios.