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    Default Q/Coding Debridements

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    Is CPT code 97597 the right one for "ulcer base debrided from hypergranulation tissue" or is it better to use CPTcode 11042?
    What would be the quivalent to the erased CPT code 11040? I looked at these codes in the book mentioned above, and still no sure which is the right one to use,

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    Tacoma, WA


    Yes, 97597 essentially replaced 11040. You would only use 11042 if the wound was debrided down to subcutaneous tissue.
    L. Mark Kozu, COC, CPC, CCC

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