Need some clarification

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Hello:)

I have a physician that had to reopen and clean an incision site for a intrathecal pump reservoir pocket. Our patient noticed some bleeding from the incision site and returned to the office. The Dr. opened the incision and removed the pump, cleaned the pump and pocket and reinserted the pump into the same pocket. Could I use a "wound care" code since that is all that was done? He used the same pump and the same pocket.

Hopefully someone out there can help me:)

Thanks

Erin Albert
CPC-A
 

cbutsko

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Sand Springs, OK
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Depending on the documentation and how it is worded, I'm thinking perhaps you could use 10180. I'm not positive though. Perhaps someone else will chime in with their opinion too.
 
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