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Wound Closure

George Posted Fri 12th of April, 2013 15:43:00 PM

Should I use 12001 or 12020 for closure of a leaking wound s/p paracentesis 49083?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of April, 2013 11:06:04 AM

No.Once the desired level of drainage is completed, catheter is removed and incision is closed assuring hemostatis. The closure code gets bundled into 49083.

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