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coding for washout /debridement of abdomen

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    Smile coding for washout /debridement of abdomen
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    Surgeon did washout and debridement of open abdomen plus negative pressure dressing

    What would be the codes any suggestions??::

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Negative Pressure Wound Treatment
    Unless the surgeon documented the extensive debridement of necrosis of abdominal wall (CPT 11005), you'll just be coding the VAC dressing (which requires some washout and debridement) ... depending on size of wound treated (described in square centimeters).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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