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Debridement of non healing surgical wound

Pauline Posted Thu 09th of May, 2013 21:14:44 PM

Not sure which debridement code would apply for the following postop wound care:
Non healing surgical wound status post revision fusion at C6-7 with laminectomies at C4,C7 and T1 procedures 20680 and 22830; area was flushed with saline solution and curett was used for surgical debridement of the slough.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 09th of May, 2013 23:19:11 PM

As per the description mentioned use 97597/97598 for the above case.

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