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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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Puzzle Out Trimming Vs. Debridement

Question: Do we use the same CPT® codes to report trimming and debridement of a patient’s nails? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: No. When your podiatrist performs routine nail care for a patient, he will either trim the nails or perform a debridement. Since the two procedures are different, you will report different CPT® codes. Report trimming: When your podiatrist performs trimming of a [...]