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    Default Excision of abdom wound

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    Can anyone help me with a CPT code for Excision of a non-healing abdominal wound.

    "The wound was completely excised". "It was 10 cm, I carried it down to the fascia".

    I cannot seem to come up with a code that fits well. Thanks for your help

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    Default Excision of abd wound

    After looking at your question, the first thing that came to mind was debridement.

    If the wound was infected, I would use code:

    11005 (Debridement of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle and fascia for necrotizing soft tissue infection; abdominal wall, with or without closure.

    If the wound is not infected, I would use code:

    11043 (Debridement, muscle and/or fascia (includes epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue, if performed); first 20 sq. cm. or less)

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    I thought about code 22903 although this says for a tumor. I didnot this really fit.

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    Unless the surgeon indicated excision of tumor, I would not use that code.

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    Thanks for your help

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    Your welcomed.

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