Nicole Posted Thu 26th of October, 2017 16:23:28 PM
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 Answered Fri 27th of October, 2017 07:50:23 AM
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.