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    Default Open Abdomen with Vac-Packs

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    Need help with open abdomens when Vac-Packs are placed, days later the physician goes back and removes the Vac-Pack debrides the wound and reapplies the Vack-Pack. This procedure is sometimes repeated on multiple occassions. Any suggestions on the correct coding of these procedures? Any documentation to support?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbus, OH


    When the physicians removes the Vac, debrides and then either closes or replaces the Vac the 49002-78 can be used.

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