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    Default burn coding -- please help

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    I need help with burns!!!! Pt is taken to OR for Debridement of 2800 squar sm on lower extremities, left upper extremity, abdomen and flanks. Pt has over 60% total body surface area burns. No grafts were done at this time. Do I use the 16000 codes or are there other codes that I can use?

    Please Help!!

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default 16030

    For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative / procedure note

    From your brief description I think you'll be looking at code 16030.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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