coding decubitus ulcers

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If an inpatient has a decubitus ulcer treated, but no stage is documented - just a description of the ulcer (open down to bone). Patient had a BKA.

Would you code the stage by the description - or would you always have to query?

I could not find clear direction in the coding guidelines on this.

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Dhaneshmurali

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Decubitus ulcer

Hi,


As per the guideline note in the code 707.00 (decubitus ulcer), whenever using this code series you have to use additional code to specify the stage of ulcer (707.20).

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Dhanesh M
 
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pily

Hello, code 707.24 pressure ulcer stage IV:
pressure ulcer with necrosis of soft tissue through to underlying muscle, tendon, or bone, you have to add the code from subcategory 707.0 to identify the site of the pressure ulcer, or quire the doctor::
 
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