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SCROTAL/DEBRIDEMENT

Tammy Posted Fri 19th of August, 2016 09:33:27 AM
PHYSICIAN DID AN EXTENSIVE SCROTAL AND LEFT GROIN DEBRIDEMENT FOR NECROTIZING FASCITIS (ENTIRE SCROTUM WAS REMOVED AND LEFT GROIN AREA)HOW WOULD I CODE THIS? 12 DAYS LATER PHYSICIAN DOES A WOUND DEBRIDEMENT AND CREATION OF BILATERAL TESTICULAR THIGH POUCHES, WOUND VAC APPLIED. HOW WOULD I CODE THIS AND DOES IT NEED MODIFIERS? THANKS...
SuperCoder Answered Mon 22nd of August, 2016 06:55:36 AM

Hi,

For the procedure performed on sacrotum please provide more information regarding physician worked on testis also, if so then Orchiectomy 54520-54522  code range would be appropriate.

Cpt code 11004 is more appropriate code for wound debridement with modifier 58.

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