Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

  • 1.  Coding skin scabs

    Posted 12-31-2018 13:49
    Physician H&P lists multiple bilateral skin scabs on upper and lower extremities.
    H&P diagnosis: skin sores.

    This seems so basic but I am unsure if I should use a code for each wound site, sequela? Or the L98.9 disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue unspecified?

    Thank you!

    Happy New Year!

    Theresa Guerra, RHIT
    HIM Coder