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    We have a patient with a large wound (~100 cm) who comes in for debridement and wound care. This was initially coded as 97595, 97596 x4 units, but comes back on our error report as a medically unlikely service for the 97598 x4. Does anybody know the best way to code for this patient? Would it be better to bill each 97598 on a separate line?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Red face 97598`
    I have been told that it is suppose to be billed in units. We have a patient with a large number of wounds too and am trying to find the cap for the units and am having no luck. You are NOT alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfrick2 View Post
    We have a patient with a large wound (~100 cm) who comes in for debridement and wound care. This was initially coded as 97595, 97596 x4 units, but comes back on our error report as a medically unlikely service for the 97598 x4. Does anybody know the best way to code for this patient? Would it be better to bill each 97598 on a separate line?

    Thank you in advance!
    If it is > 20 cm in size, the code is 97598 only. You can not add units. You can go the Medicare page, for this information.

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