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By Gail I. Smith

Coding surgeries: past the fundamentals lets you advance the required coding abilities required past the elemental point. Surgical coding is the main tough portion of method coding. each one bankruptcy specializes in the scientific point of surgeries and its program to technique coding. surgeries are mapped to reliable coding directions for an in-depth realizing of right coding perform, and every bankruptcy contains case experiences, routines, and assets to augment your wisdom of surgery coding. A partial solution key seems within the appendix so that you can fee your growth in the course of the routines and case reports. features a unfastened trial of EncoderPro.

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As with most of the graft codes, the descriptions differentiate between size and location. Allograft Skin for Temporary Wound Closure (15300–15321) For this coding range, the procedure involves using skin from human cadavers to provide temporary coverage until the skin can be permanently placed over the defect. This procedure is often used to treat full-thickness burns. A common product name is Alloderm®. 2010 Current Procedural Terminology © 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

Radical mastectomy 32 Chapter 2 Integumentary System Radical and Modified Radical Mastectomy (19305–19307): Careful review of this coding range reveals variation of the mastectomy procedures. Review documentation in the operative report to determine the extent of the procedure. Note the differences between the code selections 19305 Mastectomy, radical: including pectoral muscles and axillary lymph nodes 19306 Mastectomy, radical: including pectoral muscles, axillary lymph nodes, and internal mammary lymph nodes (Urban type operation) Note: Each of the mastectomy codes contain an instructional note to guide the coder to assign code 19340 if an implant was inserted at the same surgical session or 19342 if it was performed at a later date.

Slicing without fullTransverse incision or horizontal thickness dermal slice made through the skin and excision passes below depth of lesion. Wound does not require suture closure. Excision of benign • Morphology as benign Includes simple closure. Important lesions (full • Anatomic site to report “excised diameter” of thickness through the • Size lesion(s). dermis) Excision of malignant • Morphology as Includes simple closure. Important lesions malignant to report “excised diameter” of • Anatomic site lesion(s).

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