Results 1 to 4 of 4

Pressure Ulcer SCALP

  1. #1
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Pressure Ulcer SCALP
    Exam Training Packages
    This is for a pre-certification, so we do not have an op note yet.

    We have a patient who wears a helmet due to a brain injury as an infant. Now she has a pressure ulcer on her scalp and doctor is going to excise it. There are codes for pressure ulcers on the lower half of the body, but nothing for scalp.

    Should we use complex repair codes? 15999 (Unlisted, excision pressure ulcer)? Some other code or combination of codes?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Bumping up
    Hoping someone has some thoughts on this.


  3. #3
    Modesto California
    I researched this and asked two of our doctors and they said based on the CPT codes they looked at....15999 looked like the only to be used for that dx.. If it was an abscess that would be totally different. Anyways I tried.

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Thanks
    Thanks for checking. 15999 is the only thing we're coming up with also.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-02-2015, 12:37 PM
  2. Non pressure ulcer
    By in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-08-2015, 08:01 AM
  3. pressure ulcer
    By debra145 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-16-2014, 02:51 AM
  4. Pressure ulcer & diabetic ulcer
    By dvanhaneghan in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-18-2012, 09:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.

Get OurFREE2017SalarySurvey.

We'll email you a link to our 2017 Healthcare Salary Survey when it is available so you can see your earning potential.