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Wide excision of ulcer

  1. #11
    Columbia, MO
    Medical Coding Books
    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
    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

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


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