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    Question Expert help please
    Medical Coding Books
    This may sound elementary but my surgeon did and excision on sacral decubitus ulcer
    (15931) but the desciption states with primary suture... My surgeon placed a wound vac and did not suture. Would I still use this code, or would I use other debridement code? If so please explain. The diagnosis is sacral decubitus ulcer stage IV 707.03, 707.24.
    Thanks
    Last edited by CRC CPC; 08-18-2010 at 09:15 AM. Reason: added the diagnosis
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    Funny, I coded one of these this morning. I ended up adding modifier 52 for reduced service, as the suture wasn't performed.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treetoad View Post
    Funny, I coded one of these this morning. I ended up adding modifier 52 for reduced service, as the suture wasn't performed.
    Thank you
    CRC CPC

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