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Medical Coding

Suture of superficial wounds of cheek: one 1 cm laceration, one 3 cm laceration, and one 2 cm laceration.

Hint: Repair, wound, simple. Total wound repair of the cheek is 6 cm.

An excision of the left great toe nail and matrix, complete for permanent removal. Include the appropriate modifier.

Hint: Excision, nails. Modifier -TA indicates the procedure performed on left great toe nail.

Excision of benign lesions on chest, 0.4 cm, with simple closure.

Hint: Excision, skin, benign

Destruction of 7 actinic keratoses.

17003 x 6
Hint: Destruction, skin lesion, premalignant

Excision of a pilonidal cyst that was a complicated procedure.

Hint: Excision, cyst, pilonidal

Fine needle aspiration of the breast without imaging.

Hint: See fine needle aspiration.

Suction lipectomy, lower right leg. Include the appropriate modifier.

15879-RT,15879 - RT
Hint: Lipectomy, suction assisted. Modifier -RT indicates procedure performed on the right side of the body.

Full-thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site from the axillae 12 sq. cm.

Hint: Skin graft and flap, free skin graft, full thickness

Removal of 37 skin tags by electrosurgical destruction.

11201 x 3,11201 X 3,11201x3,11201X3
Hint: Removal, skin tags

Simple repair of a superficial wound of the nose measuring 5.2 cm.

Hint: Repair, wound, simple

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