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Debridement of Right calf soft tissue & Evacuation of Hematoma

Oscar Posted Wed 10th of June, 2015 15:43:56 PM

Please answer the following coding question:

Pre & Post-op Dx: Necrotizing soft tissue infection & Expanding Hematoma

Procedure: Debridement of Right calf soft tissue & Evacuation of Hematoma

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of June, 2015 06:41:48 AM

Debridement, subcutaneous tissue (includes epidermis and dermis, if performed); first 20 sq cm or less-11042 and if the length is more you can chose from the range 11042-11045

If the Hematoma was removed by Incision and Drainage then use code 27603

729.92 Non Traumatic Hematoma of soft Tissue
729.99 Other Disorders of soft tissue

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