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What are the three things that are considered components of wound repair?
Wound repair codes are determined by what three criteria?
length of wound in cm
complexity of repair
site of repair
What is the term for the elastic material formed into a sac that is then filled with fluid or air?
The major distinction in coding destruction of lesions is whether the lesion is __________ or ____________.
benign or malignant
The division of malignant lesion excision is based on _____________ and ________________.
site and size
In order to report Mohs' surgery, the physician would act as the surgeon and the ______________.
Incision and Drainage (I&D)
incision of a lesion, such as an abscess, followed by the drainage of its contents
removal of infected, contaminated, damaged, devitalized, necrotic, or foreign tissue from a wound to promote wound healing by reducing sources of infection;
cleanse the wound
peeling or scraping; removal of thin layers of skin by peeling or scraping such as, benign hyperkeratotic skin lesions like a callus or corn
slicing; horizontal or transverse removal of dermal or epidermal lesions, without full thickness excision - no closure is required because no incision was made
cutting removal; process of cutting out; surgical removal; full thickness (through the dermis) excision of a lesion
ablation; killing of tissue by means of electrocautery, laser, freezing, burning, chemicals, or other means; totally destroy
If multiple lesions are treated, code the
most complex lesion procedure first followed by the others using modifier -51 unless multiple lesions is included in the code description
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