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    Default Post-op lumbar wound

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    I have a surgeon that states his procedure was "incision and debridement of infected lumbar wound". Wound debrided was 6cm deep and is infected and draining.

    I am wanting to use 22015 and 11043 together. I do not show that the CCI edits will clash the two. Anyone ever billed these codes together and do you feel it would appropriately capture the full service rendered?
    Camille, CPC, CMOM, CMC

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    I would not bill both together, code 22015 includes removal of necrotic tissue and debris as well as drainage of deep abscess and/or infection.

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