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M1040: Break Down and Code Skin Problems Beyond Pressure Ulcers

Check in on skin issues, head to foot, and learn tips to code pressure ulcers after surgical intervention. Section M isn’t all about the pressure ulcers; make sure you’re utilizing item M1040 (Other Ulcers, Wounds and Skin Problems) to document residents’ skin health. When deciding how to code item M1040, think about skin as the body’s largest system; pay careful [...]