Fast Coder vs. Physician Coder vs. Multispecialty Coder  |  Compare & SaveLearn More!

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask an Expert Starting at $24.95

Have a medical coding question? Get definitive answers from TCI SuperCoder's Ask an Expert.

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all
Laura Posted 4 month(s) ago
My surgeon did an I & D of a perineal abscess (CPT 46050 per previous Super Coder query). The next day he explored the PERINEAL wound and did not need to debride anything. Is there a CPT code for this? Here is his documentation: "The wound was inspected there was normal healthy tissue seen. There was no tissue that needed debridement. I put a finger in and tried is feel for any loculations and there were none. Wound was irrigated. Approximately 1.5 yards of 1 in surgical packing was placed with a pack of 4x4s placed over it. Patient tolerated the procedure well."
SuperCoder Posted 4 month(s) ago

Hi,

CPT 46050 has a global period of 10 days. And as per documentation, the patient came for follow up, after procedure 46050.

For 10-day post-operative period procedures, Medicare does not allow separate payment for post-operative visits or services within 10 days of the surgery that are related to recovery from the procedure.

Hope that helps!

Posted by Laura, 4 month(s). There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

Related Topics