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Coding 247; Shannon Moss, Chapter 18

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ligation, exploration, debridement
What are the three things that are considered components of wound repair?
length, complexity, site of repair
Wound repair codes are determined by what three criteria?
simple, intermediate, complex
What are the three classifications of wound repair?
multiple procedures
modifier -51
guidelines
What is the title for the information that preceeds each section?
debridement
What is the term for cleansing of an area or wound?
punch
What type of biopsy may be performed to excise a disc of tissue?
tissue expander
What is the term for the elastic material formed into a sac that is then filled with fluid or air?
autograft
What is the name of the graft that is taken from the patient's body?
benign or malignant
What is the major distinction in coding destruction of lesions?
site and size
The division of malignant lesion excision is based on _______ and _______.
dermabrasion
What is the procedure used to treat acne or wrinkles by means of sanding?
pathologist
In order to report Mohs surgery, the physician would act as the surgeon and the __________.
excisional
In what kind of biopsy is the entire lesion removed for biopsy?
11200
Shirley Peters, age 80, an established patient, presents to the office for removal of 12 skin tags?
false
Dermatologists are the only providers who utilize the codes in the integumentary system? T or F
False
In the excision of a lesion, the size is taken from the pathology report. True or False