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    Smile Debridement code 11040

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    I had a physician do debridement on 8 different fingers. Do you bill this code 8 times?

    Alicia, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    deridement of 8 fingers,...why? due to burns? then you'd be looking under the 16000-16036 area.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    This patient had frostbite of the fingers. The doctor had unroof the blisters first then debrided down to viable tissue.

    Alicia, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Cape Girardeau


    If this is what the doctor did and documentation supports this, then bill each seperatly with the finger modifiers FA, F1, etc

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    Thank you, that is what we did.

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