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Pay-per-view: Differentiate between types of wound debridement

APCs Insider, July 13, 2012

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A physician can debride a wound to remove dead, damaged, or infected tissue so the remaining healthy tissue can better heal. Coders need to look for specific information in the documentation of wound debridement.

The AMA made major revisions to the wound care CPT® codes in 2011 to make them more encompassing, says John David Rosdeutscher, MD, a plastic surgeon with Cumberland Plastic Surgery in Nashville.
Continue reading “Differentiate between types of wound debridement” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the June issue.

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