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Stage 4 Sacral Decubitus

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    Default Stage 4 Sacral Decubitus
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    Please help coding the following: Debridement of Sacral
    decubit. with necrotic muscle facia and exposed spinous
    process. Just not sure which procedure code to use
    Thank you in advance
    Deb, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopp View Post
    Please help coding the following: Debridement of Sacral
    decubit. with necrotic muscle facia and exposed spinous
    process. Just not sure which procedure code to use
    Thank you in advance
    Deb, CPC
    You may want to post the op note so that we can see what, exactly, was done but you can start by looking at 15931. But again, this is only a "starting place" since your description is somewhat vague. 15931 mentions excision with suture

    Or possibly the 11040-11044 series
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 04-19-2010 at 11:36 AM.

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    Default Stage IV Sacral Decubitus
    Thanks for your help, but I did eventually get the code as it was a Debridement & NOT EXcision. SO I did have to use the 11043 code-Thanks for steering me in the right direction
    Thanks again Deb,CPC

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