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louise Posted Mon 16th of September, 2019 09:48:48 AM
Excisional debridement of right ankle eschar. Irrigation and debridement of right ankle wound. Right superficial partition of the vastus lateralis muscle free flap to the right ankle wound. Split thickness skin grafting measuring 16 x 17 cm, harvested from the right thigh. devitalized subcutaneous tissue. done with a 10 blade scalpel. debrided back to healthy bleeding tissue.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of September, 2019 08:28:30 AM

Hi Louise,

 

Thank you for being our valued customer. 

 

We would like to inform you that we are unable to understand the question as what is required?

 
We request you to please tell us your requirement so that we may provide the exact answer.
 
 
Thanks
louise Posted Tue 17th of September, 2019 13:53:33 PM
Excisional debridement of right ankle eschar. Irrigation and debridement of right ankle wound. vastus lateralis muscle free flap to the right ankle wound. Split thickness skin grafting measuring 16 x 17 cm, harvested from the right thigh . Do you agree with codes 15100 15002 11044 15738
SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of September, 2019 04:30:31 AM

Thank you for providing more information to us.

 

The codes suggested by you are almost correct except some minor changes, which are as follows:

  1. Please add code 15101 (two units) because the area of the skin graft is 272 sq cm and code 15100 just covers 100 sq cm. So, we need 3 codes of 100 sq cm each to cover 272 sq cm.
  2. Code 11044 has CCI edit with codes 15100 and 15002. So, it should not be reported in this case.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks.

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