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    Unhappy Debridement intraoral wound to bone

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    My Dr. performed a Debridement of intraoral wound including mucosa, Subcutaneous tissue, muscle and bone on a patient with mouth cancer. This code 11044 is payable along with the Rhomboid mucosal flap closure he did but I am having trouble finding a dx that will be covered under medicare. We are located in Arizona and the LCD I pull up for this code does not have a dx code realting to the mouth at all. I cant find an appropriate code in the covered dx for open wound of mouth....

    Does anyone know a way around this?

    Last edited by Kati Achey; 02-04-2010 at 12:58 PM. Reason: spelling

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