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Debridement code 11040

  1. 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

  2. #2
    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

  4. #4
    Cape Girardeau
    If this is what the doctor did and documentation supports this, then bill each seperatly with the finger modifiers FA, F1, etc

  5. Default
    Thank you, that is what we did.

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