Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Coding skin scabs

  • 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!

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    Theresa Guerra, RHIT
    HIM Coder
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