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Old 03-11-2009, 11:37 AM
rosetie rosetie is offline
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Default Wound cpt code?

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a code for wound irrigation? One of the doctors cleaned out a wound with saline and I wasn't sure if you can only bill an e/m or if there's an additional procedure code that could be billed with the e/m. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:21 PM
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Default E/M

There is no code for this simple irrigation with saline. If you physician performed a wound repair you can code that. Otherwise, it's just part of the E/M.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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