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Nicole Posted 6 month(s) ago
The doctor reopened previous wound from Laminectomy done 5 months prior. There did appear to be a clear type of seroma. The wound was pulse irrigated. A Valsalva was performed. Duragen was placed over the thecal sac. A 19 Blake drain was placed. Is there anything else that can be billed for the above procedure besides the 97597?
SuperCoder Posted 6 month(s) ago

Appropriate code for Wound Washout and reclosure of seroma would be 10140.


NOTE: If incision was not performed, then bill for an appropriate level of E/M service instead of wound washout procedure, as it would be considered a part of E/M service.

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