You might look at 97605 for non-selective debridement... but looking at the code description it still may not work.
We have also been having tons of trouble getting our debridement codes paid. There was an issue with the MUEs for the first quarter that had only one unit of 97598 listed as medically likely. After 04/01/11 we refiled all our claims for this code to Cahaba (we are in Tennessee) and we can get paid for one unit of 97598 but the others deny duplicate. Also we had to bill each add on code as an additional line item with one unite per line or we wouldnt even get paid for the one unit!!
At this point the only other option I believe we have is writing re-determination letters for each one of these which is going to be a pain but that's pretty much my last resort since calling Cahaba customer service is an absolute waste of time!
I will say that I have noticed some of the commercial payors have paid on some of the excisional debridement codes with multiple units all billed on one line item.
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