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Coding Dressing Change

kjlowell

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If a patient come in for f/u after an open reduction internal fixation and as part of the exam they change the dressing would you code V54.1X along with V58.31?
 

primrose1

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If the patient was taken to the OR due to a traumatic injury, I've been coding their f/u as
V58.43 and V58.31 (for dressing change) and then usually one time after that V58.32 for the removal of either staples or sutures.
 
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