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    Question Burns and dressings

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    A patient had a 2nd degree burn on 1% total body surface. Antibiotic ointment was applied and it was dressed. Can I code 16020 for the dressing even though a debridement was not done?
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    Red face Burn care

    Since the description of the code says "dressings and/or debridement", it seems like the appropriate code. Since there is no other code to choose, I would go with it.

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    Thanks dollface
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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