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poor wound healing

SuperCoder Posted Thu 10th of November, 2011 18:21:07 PM

Need a code for poor wound healing great toe
Note states he had a lower extremity carbon dioxide angiogram and a l anterior artery angioplasty and was found to have poor wound healing on his l great toe.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 10th of November, 2011 22:55:40 PM

893.1
Note:
The description "complicated" used in the fourth-digit subdivisions includes those with mention of delayed healing, delayed treatment, foreign body, or infection.

SuperCoder Posted Fri 11th of November, 2011 15:19:10 PM

what if the wound isn't open? for example another note i have" nonhealing wound of the right calf which i suspect is related to ill fitting transcutaneous stimulator." I dont see under the description complicated where it mentions delayed healing. I get nervous using an open wound code when the node doesn't say open.
Thank you

SuperCoder Posted Fri 11th of November, 2011 16:36:17 PM

what if the wound isn't open? for example another note i have" nonhealing wound of the right calf which i suspect is related to ill fitting transcutaneous stimulator." I dont see under the description complicated where it mentions delayed healing. I get nervous using an open wound code when the node doesn't say open.
Thank you

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