I&D help

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Code 10061 for I&D complicated has a 10 day global period. If during that 10 days the physician does a debridement while repacking the would would you bill the debridement seperate.
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Additional procedure

If an additional procedure were documented, Yes, I would code it, even if it fell in the global period for the first surgery. Be care, though. Some procedures ARE considered global ... e.g. suture removal.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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