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lacerations

SuperCoder Posted Wed 07th of May, 2014 11:23:50 AM

Repair of the following lacerations: layered closure of a 4.0 cm laceration of the forehead; 1.5 cm layered closure of the left external ear; simple closure laceration of the trunk. I coded 12052, 12051-59, 12011; 12001 and uncertain of laceration of the trunk. Please help with coding the lacerations.
Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Thu 08th of May, 2014 07:13:24 AM

12053
12001

When you combine several repairs, you must base them on repair class, such as simple or intermediate, and the anatomic site. To report several repairs, first tally the number of wounds in the same classification. If the wounds occur in the same anatomic area, such as the knee or stomach, and your physician assigns them the same repair class, such as simple or intermediate, add the repairs together for one total.

SuperCoder Posted Wed 14th of May, 2014 22:01:12 PM

missed out on a couple of the laceration.... layered closure of a 4.0 cm laceration of the forehead; 1.5 cm layered closure of the left external ear; simple closure of a 2.5 cm laceration of the lip; 4.5 layered laceration of the left hand and 2.0 simple laceration of the trunk. So with me missing the lip and hand I should have additional codes. Please review this again. Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Tue 20th of May, 2014 10:36:50 AM

Final Codes :

12053
12042
12011
12001

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