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Thread: Rounding sq cm for debridement codes

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    Ft Wayne, IN

    Cool Rounding sq cm for debridement codes

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    Code 11043 states "first 20 sq cm or less" in the description. If I have to bill for 20.2 sq cm can I use code 11046 "each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof"? Thank you.

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Yes

    Yes ... anything OVER 20 sq cm would be coded with the next CPT code.

    Just be sure you squared it correctly.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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