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General Surgery Coding Alert

Follow 4 Tips for Perfect Pressure Ulcer Dx

Look for site, severity, and more. When your surgeon treats pressure ulcers, you'll need to focus your diagnosis coding if you want to demonstrate medical necessity for the procedure. Also called decubitus ulcers or "bed sores," surgeons might debride the area, allowing the wound to stay open to heal, which you'd report with codes in the range 11042-+11047 (Debridement ...). [...]