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Open Wound Debridement

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    Long Island/New York
    Default Open Wound Debridement
    Medical Coding Books
    I am looking for a CPT for debridement of an abdominal wound. Thanks

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Need the op note
    For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed op note.

    That being said ... did you look at CPT 11005?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    For anesthesia, we use 00790 for debridement of an open abdominal wound. I would think CPT code 11005 would be the correct code, however, I was advised not to use and it does not cross over to the anesthesia code we were instructed to use.

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Anesthesia code
    IF the appropriate surgical procedure code is 11005, I would the the anesthesia code would be 00400 ... or possibly 00700 if the surgeon went into the abdominal wall.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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