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    Hand infection debridement

    Does anyone know what the appropriate CPT code would be for an irrigation and debridement of deep palmar infection of the hand? OP report says: "First, I slowly cleaned the hand of chronic purulence that was stuck into the palm. Despite a preoperative scrub and sterilization, there was still...
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    Surgical Wound Infection?

    I have a case where the patient has a surgical wound infection and dehiscence. The wound was debrided while in the hospital. We are getting them for home health and I am wondering would I code both the infection and dehiscence? Thanks
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    Human metapneumovirus infection

    Hi guys! Need some help! For some reason I'm having difficulty coding this case. It states "human metapneumovirus infection with superimposed bacterial pneumonia" Any help would be great! Thanks!
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    are visits for complications for 10060 fall under the global or can we bill for them?

    I know that 10060 has a 10-day global but what exactly does that cover? We saw a pt 5 times within the 10 day period after the procedure for infection and repacking. Can we bill these out and if so what are the codes? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Staph infection at specified site?

    I can't find a code for staph infection at specified site. The one I find, A49.01, says of unspecified site. I may be going about the coding of this incorrectly. Help! Provider describes area on forehead, just below hairline, where pt has a bump and crusted area. Dx: Staph infection of skin...
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    Wiki Help with Code for Wound Infection

    We see this scenario a lot in our ER.... patient comes in with a puncture or laceration to finger and it is infected. In ICD-9 we used code 883.1, which was an open wound, complicated, and the complicated option covered a "wound infection". This option no longer exists with ICD-10. Any ideas...
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    Office visit during the global period

    Please help. I was under the impression, that you can charge an office visit during the post-op period if you treat the pt in the office for infection at the site of surgery. Am I wrong?
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