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    Can this code be used with the E/M 99213? Also, is debridment required with 97602? I read the description and I'm a little lost bec it states "non-selective debridment" - which threw me off whether debridment is required. Thanks for your help.


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    Depends on the carrier I would think. Medicare won't pay for the 97602 at all.

    Non-selective means they remove both necrotic and healthy tissue, but it is a debridement.

    Hope this helps,

    Laura, CPC

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