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  1. #1
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    Question Decubitus Ulcer coding question

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    When coding a debridement right ischial pressure ulcer with partial ostectomy in preparation for flap do you recommend 15946?

    Going back in a week later and doing another debridement right ischial pressure ulcer with partial ostectomy with the muscle flap for closure would it be:
    15946, 15734-51?

    Thank you for the guidance.

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    Apr 2007


    Just based on your explanation I would do.

    First debridement.

    Take back.


  3. #3
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    Apr 2007


    I agree!
    First procedure 15945
    Second 15734, 15946 with modifier 58 for staged procedure

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    Thank you everyone for the feedback!!

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