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    Question wound vac ?
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    My doctor applied a wound vac to a wound measuring 25 x 15 cm (97606). After the initial application, he subsequently took the patient into the OR two more times in the week following. My question is this: The doctor states that he applied the wound vac each time he took the patient in for repeat I&Ds...but he doesn't state the size of the wound in the dictation for the repeat wound vac applications....SO...can I code for the 97606 each time after the initial application since the original application was for a wound 25 x 15 cm?? Thank you for the help.

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    My only thing is you should never assume anything. So he really should dictate the size every time.

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