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Post op Hemorrhage

Marlene Posted Thu 23rd of April, 2015 13:41:02 PM

Patient had a mastectomy and had to be brought back to the operating room to look for a bleed as she devoloped a hemotoma at the surgical site. The physician expored the wound for the bleed and cauterized two different areas. What CPT code would I assign for the re opening of the surgical wound with cauterization? This is for facility coding in a hospital. Thxs

SuperCoder Answered Fri 24th of April, 2015 10:12:43 AM

It is suggested to code unlisted CPT 19499 with modifier 78.

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