Codes 11043, 11046, 11044 and 11047

lmiller1

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Not sure why 11043 and 11044 are not allowed for assists when the add on codes 11046 and 11047 are allowed for an assist. You can't bill the add on code without the other code.
 

espressoguy

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Strictly guessing here, but the add-on codes are for progressively larger ulcers. You could probably make the argument that a particularly large ulcer required assistance whereas you would be hard pressed to make the case that a <20 sq cm ulcer needed assistance. Also note that the assists are allowed with documentation.

Having said that I don't recall any of my podiatrists ever requiring an assistant for a > 20 sq cm ulcer(s).
 
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