Ashley Posted Wed 25th of January, 2017 11:48:48 AM
Do you know of another code or would we just charge the 99211 if patients are coming in our office and the nurse is flushing and re dressing patients dialysis catheters?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 27th of January, 2017 04:26:51 AM
CPT 99211 is the correct code for re dressing.
However, if re dressing is within the 10 to 90 days of any minor or major surgery e.g kidney transplant, then re-dressing will be included in global day, it will not be seperately paid. Or you can say routine post-procedure care (because some procedures have a global period during which associated care is considered part of the payment for the procedure). Thank you.
Ashley Posted Fri 27th of January, 2017 14:22:16 PM
what about the flushing of the dialysis catheter is there a code for that or is that the 99211 as well?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of January, 2017 03:57:34 AM
Flushing of the dialysis is included in 99211. Thank you.