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Wound tear right hand (ER coding)

Paula k Posted Wed 30th of November, 2011 14:46:14 PM

Sites of bleeding identified at the right hand and anesthetized with 1% lidocaine. After anesthesia acheived the 3 bleeding vessels at 3 different sites were tied off with 6.0 chromic. Bleeding controlled after placement of 6 total sutures at 3 different bleeding sites. Sterile dressing with Adaptic and abdominal absorbable pads placed. No further bleeding noted and pt. still with good perfusion to the extremity.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of November, 2011 15:29:10 PM

882.0

Paula k Posted Wed 30th of November, 2011 15:53:09 PM

I was looking for a procedure code for the suturing of the bleeding vessels. I wasn't sure if I could use 35207? He did not close the wound just suturing of the bleeding vessels.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of November, 2011 16:07:45 PM

I don't find anything closest other than 35207

Paula k Posted Wed 30th of November, 2011 16:44:47 PM

Thank you!

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