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Theresa Posted Thu 10th of January, 2019 09:52:50 AM
PT IS POST OP FROM AN OPEN RADICAL NEPHRECTOMY...TODAY IS HAVING A WOUND EXPLORATION, WASHOUT AND COMPLEX WOUND CLOSURE WITH VENTRAL ONLAY MESH (5CM)....WOUND OPENED SUPERFICIALLY AND PT NOTED EXPOSURE OF BOWEL CONTENTS AND ELECTED FOR CLOSURE. WHAT CPT CODES AND ICD-10 CODES SHOULD I USE? I WILL APPEND A MODIFIER: 78 TO IT. THANKS...
SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of January, 2019 08:24:55 AM
Thank You for your Question nbsp As per the above documentation CPT code Secondary closure of surgical wound or dehiscence extensive or complicated and ICD CM code T XA Disruption of internal operation surgical wound not elsewhere classified initial encounter would be appropriate nbsp Append modifier if this procedure was...

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