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11044 vs 11043

Carl Posted Wed 21st of January, 2015 16:24:26 PM

Which CPT to use : 11044 and 11047 x 3 or 11043 and 11046 x 3

On the posterior aspect of the leg, there was a large wound. There were necrotic tendons exposed and there was a big gap into the wound where the bone could be palpated. There was foul-smelling drainage coming out of the wound. using a combination of forceps, curette and scissors, I debrided all the necrotic tendon and necrotic muscle with excision of those tissues down to bone and skin subcutaneous were also excised. ulcer measured after deb 14 x 5.5 x 3.0

SuperCoder Answered Thu 22nd of January, 2015 03:09:26 AM

Use 11043 and 11046 x 3, since the provider has not debrided any bone. He has just reached to bone level. Thanks !!

Carl Posted Thu 22nd of January, 2015 18:26:55 PM

Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Thu 22nd of January, 2015 23:08:35 PM

You are welcome !!

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