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debridement of an AKA w/in global period

  1. #1
    Default debridement of an AKA w/in global period
    Medical Coding Books
    After a long weekend I need some reassurance.....

    A patient came into the office 2 month status post Rt above knee amputation, due to changes with her incision. Dr performed a full thickness I&D. Am I correct in thinking this is bundled into her orginal ampuation perfomed 2 months ago? She does not have Medicare.

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Office visit global / Procedure is NOT
    Ortho is NOT my area of expertise ... but

    I would code for the procedure (I&D) w/ -78 modifier

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3
    Greater Pittsburgh
    not sure what your op note states, but how about 27594 with 78 modifier and diagnosis 997.60.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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