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Any suggestions coding Debridements

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    Hi, can anyone help me to code "Debridement of Callus" and "Debridement of lesion"?
    Is it 11055 (paring and cutting of benign hyperkeratotic lesion, eg. corn or callus; single lesion) or 11040-11044 (Debridement; skin...)

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Lilit
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    personally, I've never heard of debridement of callus....just, "paring" of a callus ... definitely two different things - paring and debridement - what's the note say exactly?

    thanks!
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaec View Post
    personally, I've never heard of debridement of callus....just, "paring" of a callus ... definitely two different things - paring and debridement - what's the note say exactly?

    thanks!
    Donna,
    Nice to "hear" from you!!
    I know, that's why I am confused.
    Documentation states "Debridement of callus". I think, I am going to code 11055, would you?

    Thanks for responding.
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    based on that description - I'd talk to the provider and ask "what exactly do you mean by this"..... I wouldn't know what to code without clarification on it.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaec View Post
    based on that description - I'd talk to the provider and ask "what exactly do you mean by this"..... I wouldn't know what to code without clarification on it.
    OK, thanks very much.
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