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Old 09-15-2012, 04:58 PM
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How would you code (ICD-9) wound dehiscence, left ischial area, partial and (CPT) debridement of ischial wound by curettage with secondary wound closure?

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I would double check for bundling issues between the debridement and secondary closure codes. Just use the dehiscence code as there isn't a specific Dx code for the area. The debridement codes have LCD's with them and the dehiscence code qualifies, you could also use a postop complication code from the LCD is necessary.
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The diagnosis is: wound dehiscence, left ischial area, partial
and the procedure performed is: debridement of ischial wound by curettage with secondary wound closure.

I just can't figure this one out :-/
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:30 AM
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Cool WounddDehiscene/disruption

Your information is not enough to figure exact code. Fr ICD-9 look under disruption, wound; 998.30 - 998.33. For CPT code you can look at 97597-97578 for selective debridement or 97602 for non-selective debridement. Check 13160 for secondary closure.
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