Hope that helps.
Anthony Poggio, DPM
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Getting A Handle On Coding For Wounds:
Repairs involving additional work beyond multiple-layered closure such as tissue undermining, significant tissue debridement and cleaning are considered â€ścomplex.â€ť With such wounds, additional wound care of traumatized or exposed nerves, blood vessels tendons, muscle, etc., may be payable separately.
Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
Laceration repairs have a global period of zero to 10 days. Know which codes have a 10-day rule and understand that followup care within the global period cannot be billed. Follow-up care only includes care that is usually a part of the surgical service, like dressing changes, incision care, suture removal, or wound cleansing. According to CPT guidelines, infections, wound dehiscence, complications or new conditions can be separately reported.
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