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    I'm fairly new to anesthesia, so if I'm incorrect, please let me know.

    I had a case that was similar but it also involved wound dressing not just wound vac removal and reapplication. I went with 15852 which crosswalked to 00300. I think you are in the right code area as far as anesthesia, but I did not see where the 97605 was in the anesthesia crosswalk book to cross over.

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    What is the location of the wound? As long as it was head, neck, or posterior trunk your coding is appropriate, however, if at a different location then it may be another ASA code (i.e. 00400/00920/00940).

    Julie, CPC

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    It was to the neck.

    Thank you for your help

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