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    Patient had open fracture, we derided to bone (11012) and put external fixator on and scheduled staged procedure for ORIF for further debridement in 2 wks.

    Dr. derided wound from open fracture. Do we still code this in the open fx series (11010-11012) or regular debridement of open wound (11040-11040)?


    Kim, CPC

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    East Stroudsburg, PA
    You would still code the 11012 because it's associated with the open fracture.
    ~Rebecca, CPC, COSC, CPC-I

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    Kim, CPC

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