Archive for The Month of April, 2012

Archive for the Month of April, 2012

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of April, 2012.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of April, 2012.

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Surefire Tips to Identify Wound Repair Level

Wound repair causes a lot of confusion among medical billers and medical coders. It’s not always easy to identify the level of wound repair involved when reading an operative report. If you cannot quickly ascertain the level of wound repair, then you need to check for a few things. In order to identify wound repair level, you should look to the operative report for these key words and clues: -If a surgeon mentions single layer closure in his or her operative report, it is a simple repair. Simple repairs involve superficial wounds that involve “primarily epidermis, or dermis or subcutaneous tissues without significant involvement of deeper structures” according to the

By: Kathryn Etienne, CCS-P, RT - DOO
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