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CPT Code for partial skin debridement

  1. Default CPT Code for partial skin debridement
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    I'm trying to find a replacement code for 11040, debridgment skin, partial. please help.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default per CPT guidance
    Per CPT guidance ...
    For debridement of skin, i.e. epidermis and/or dermis only, see 97597, 97598

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. Default replacement CPT code for 11040

  4. Default debridement of skin
    im I supposed to use 11040 for Debridement of skin, epidermis and/or dermis only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candist1 View Post
    im I supposed to use 11040 for Debridement of skin, epidermis and/or dermis only?
    As you can see, you bumped a question from 2011. CPT 11040 was discontinued in 2011. It no longer exists. Presumably, that was the point of the original question. Tessa's response correctly identifies the replacement code as 97597.
    L. Mark Kozu, COC, CPC, CCC

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