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    Question ER: Wound cleaning/dressing charge

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    Emergency room coding: When a wound is cleaned and dressed, is the charge part of the E/M charge (global package) or can the dressing application be charged separately?

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    Peoria, Illinois


    We consider it part of the global E&M. The only time we charge separately for dressings is in the case of burns. Hope this helps.

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    When a wound is cleaned and dressed, that procedure becomes part of your global E&M. For burn care - the dressings are included and part of your burn procedure.

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