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    I'm having one of those days... so here goes please tell me how you would code the following:


    Then a 15 blade was used
    to excise approximately 2 mm of skin on either side of the wound along the
    dehisced incision which was approximately 6-8 cm. Once this was done, the
    necrotic tissue was excised and removed. We had fresh skin edges. The wound
    was then probed and at proximal aspect of the wound there was fascial
    dehiscence down to the plate. There was no purulence, no fibrinous tissue
    present. The wound was then irrigated copiously with 3 liters of normal
    saline. It was then closed with 3-0 Vicryl in the subcutaneous tissues and 3-
    0 nylon horizontal interrupted mattress sutures were placed in the skin with
    I keep coming back to the 13160

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRC CPC View Post
    I'm having one of those days... so here goes please tell me how you would code the following:


    Then a 15 blade was used
    to excise approximately 2 mm of skin on either side of the wound along the
    dehisced incision which was approximately 6-8 cm. Once this was done, the
    necrotic tissue was excised and removed. We had fresh skin edges. The wound
    was then probed and at proximal aspect of the wound there was fascial
    dehiscence
    down to the plate. There was no purulence, no fibrinous tissue
    present. The wound was then irrigated copiously with 3 liters of normal
    saline. It was then closed with 3-0 Vicryl in the subcutaneous tissues and 3-
    0 nylon horizontal interrupted mattress sutures were placed in the skin with
    I keep coming back to the 13160
    That's most definitely from the musculoskeletal system. Once you reach fascia, you've gone beyond the subcutaneous tissue, and it's no longer an integumentary procedure. Hope that helps!

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    This is definitely 13160 (secondary closure, complicated wound dehisence). Procedure code 27310 is for knee arthrotomy.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

  4. Cool
    I agree, this is definitely 13160.....

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