Aug 1st, 2010
Get your physicians to document correctly or leave money on the table. By Holly J. Cassano, CPC To be descriptive enough to create a clear picture of the procedure performed, debridement documentation in the outpatient setting must describe: Method of debridement—The most common methods include: Wet-to-dry dressings. Wet dressings are applied to the wound and ...
May 1st, 2008
by Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P CPT® and ICD-9-CM code selection for lacerations and their repair is a simple task if you break down coding criteria into simple components. Length, Location, and Type For CPT®, integumentary repair codes specify length, location and type of wound repair. Codes are selected by: Laceration length in centimeters ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Reimbursement Hinges on Answer By Linda Martien, CPC-EDS, CPC-H When we discuss skin substitutes, CPT® refers us to the “Allograft/Tissue Cultured Allogenic Skin Substitute” and “Xenograft” headings. This classification of skin products does not include autologous human skin grafts, as they are processed skin products from other humans or animals. They do not come from ...