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Deflating of Blister?

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    Default Deflating of Blister?
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    I have a provider who wants to use 11042 for debridement of a blister on the heel fo the foot. It was 3cm, and he "deflated, Flanp debrided with scissors"

    I just don't think 11042 is appropriate, but I can't find what is...

    Any help please.

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    Look at the Active Wound Care Management codes. Since a blister involves the skin, 97597 should work for you.

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