AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 7 (July)

Digestive System (July 2000)

July 2000 page 10 Coding Consultation Digestive System, 40650, 40652 (Q&A) Question Can I report codes 40650 and 40652 for a single repair that extends beyond the vermilion? AMA Comment It would not be appropriate to report both codes 40650 and 40652 separately. The code that best describes the repair that was performed should be reported. Code 40650, Repair lip, full thickness; vermilion only, identifies the repair of a laceration that involves the full thickness of the lip and the vermilion border. CPT code 40652, Repair lip, full thickness; up to half vertical height, involves a laceration or...

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