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active wound care or integumentary wound care?

Dawnelle Posted Wed 23rd of February, 2011 20:56:20 PM

what is the difference between active wound care and integumentary wound care? anotherwards, when do i use the surgical debridement code vs the active wound care codes 97597-97598? they both represent removing necrotic skin to promote healing and they both can be used for epidermis and/or dermis debridements.

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SuperCoder Answered Fri 25th of February, 2011 04:26:27 AM

http://www.supercoder.com/articles/articles-alerts/pbi/cpt-2011-11042-11047-vs.-97597-97602-cpt-differentiates-between-debridement-and-active-wound-care/?zoom_highlight=97597

http://www.supercoder.com/articles/articles-alerts/der/cpt-2011-update-11042-11047-vs.-97597-97602-focus-on-one-thing-not-factors/?zoom_highlight=97597

http://www.supercoder.com/articles/articles-alerts/gca/cpt-2011-11042-11047-vs.-97597-97602-focus-on-depth-to-distinguish-codes/?zoom_highlight=97597

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