Tag Archive | "laceration"

40650-40654 Myth Buster: Get the Truth Behind 3 Problem Areas for Lip Repair Codes

Monday, August 20, 2018

0 Comments

Reimbursement for full-thickness lip-repair codes 40650-40654 ranges from about $300 to $600 on the MPFS, so you want to be sure you use these codes correctly. Watch out for three common myths that can lead to reporting errors for these codes: 40650 (Repair lip, full thickness; vermilion only) 40652 (… up to half vertical height) […]

Continue reading...

Welcome Spring With 3 Laceration Coding Scenarios

Monday, April 10, 2017

0 Comments

The weather is getting warm enough for bare feet, knees, and elbows, and that leaves them more vulnerable to lacerations. Check out these three scenarios to help you choose correct codes for those cuts, powering up your laceration coding skills for spring. Case 1: Don’t Overcode for Bandaging Skinned Knee Suppose an established patient presents […]

Continue reading...