AAPC - Back to school
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: Wide excision of ulcer

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    AAPC: Back to School
    Not be the devil's advocate here but I do not get the impression this was a debridement at all, I would either go to excision of soft tissue mass which codes out as removal of tumor by anatomic sie ot to incision of soft tissue abcess deep. He did not just remove devitalized tissue he excised the mass which was sent to path and determined it was an ulcer. Just a thought

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    What if the physician debrided skin, subQ and tendon? He believes it should at least be a 11043 but he did not remove any muscle tissue.
    Mary Beth Gord, CPC

  3. #13


    If the tendon was involved in a debridement, then there is justification to go with a muscle debridement code.


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. wide excision of mastectomy wounds
    By poyersaug in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2015, 06:41 PM
  2. Wide excision of ulcer w/ closure
    By Kevinph84 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-30-2012, 08:41 PM
  3. wide excision
    By Lujanwj in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-18-2012, 08:59 AM
  4. wide excision
    By vkratzer in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2009, 09:36 AM
  5. Wide excision malignant melanoma
    By smcbroom in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 12:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.