Any suggestions coding Debridements

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Coding Debridements

:mad: Hi, can anyone help me to code "Debridement of Callus" and "Debridement of lesion"?
Is it 11055 (paring and cutting of benign hyperkeratotic lesion, eg. corn or callus; single lesion) or 11040-11044 (Debridement; skin...)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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personally, I've never heard of debridement of callus....just, "paring" of a callus ... definitely two different things - paring and debridement - what's the note say exactly?

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personally, I've never heard of debridement of callus....just, "paring" of a callus ... definitely two different things - paring and debridement - what's the note say exactly?

thanks!

Donna,
Nice to "hear" from you!!
I know, that's why I am confused.
Documentation states "Debridement of callus". I think, I am going to code 11055, would you?

Thanks for responding.
 
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based on that description - I'd talk to the provider and ask "what exactly do you mean by this"..... :) I wouldn't know what to code without clarification on it.
 
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