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Wound Vac Placement

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    Can anyone tell me if a surgeon does an excision of pilonidal cyst with wound vac placement, is it correct to code 97605 or 97606 for the placement of the wound vac?
    Tara Johnson, CPC

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    Yes those are the correct codes. You would have to add the length x's the width x's depth to find the correct code.

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    I agree with heathermc. The wound vac placement is billable in addition to the cyst removal.

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    Thanks very much for everyones help!!
    Tara Johnson, CPC

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    Just curious! What if the wound vac is being placed by someone other than the surgeon?
    Deb, CPC

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