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    Red face intra-operavtive wound vac application

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    I am hoping for some insight on this......
    My hand surgeon did a revision amputation of three fingers and also did a traumatic wound closure with an application of a wound VAC. The repair is listed as a simple fashion, but he goes on to say "the wound having been provisionally closed with exposed muscle and bone end evident, a wound VAC was chosen for coverage".

    I am not finding a code for the application of a wound VAC during a surgical procedure.
    Do you think this would qualify as a complex repair?

    Many thanks!

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    Apr 2007

    Default wound vac application

    If the wound measures 50 square centimeters or less use 97605, over 50 sq. cm, use 97606.

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