June 25, 2020
I did a partial excision of the left ear wedge with a layered closure. Can I code 69110 and a complex repair code since 69110 says “simple repair”?
CPT 69110 includes the direct closure (bringing wound edges together) because it says “simple repair” so that would include a simple, intermediate or complex repair code. We would not recommend a separate repair code in the circumstance you describe.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/25/20.