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    What is the correct way to calculate "total wound(s) surface area?
    Does it need to be converted to a square measurement?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default square centimeters

    Per CPT, codes 99597-99598 specify square centimeters.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Default surface area

    how do you calculate surface area? Is it only the length and width or does it include depth? Are the length and width added together or multipled to come up with sq ?

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    Default 97597

    Can you code 97597 and the HCPCS code A6196 (for example) together to be billed and paid by Medicare?

    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    Per CPT, codes 99597-99598 specify square centimeters.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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