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    Woodbridge, Virginia

    Default Debridement of leg ulcers

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    My vascular surgeon did an excisional debridement of leg ulcers (both legs) here in our office. Can we charge for the ace bandages that were used to wrap the legs after the procedure or is this included in the debridement fee?

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    I have had no luck in getting paid for supplies after debridements - I have tried billing a compression bandage with unna boots and carriers won't pay - I can only advise that you call the carrier & query - Good luck I would be interested if you do get reimbursed

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    Default Compression wrap 29581

    Dynaflex and other very specific wraps, which are multi-layer can be charged but I do not think that ace bandages fall in that category.

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    Woodbridge, Virginia


    Thank you both!

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