How do you code excisional debridement?
CPT® codes 11042-11047 describe the work performed during wound excisional debridement. An excisional debridement can be performed at a patient’s bedside or in the emergency room, operating room (OR), or physician’s office.
What does CPT code 11042 mean?
11042 – Debridement, subcutaneous tissue (includes epidermis and dermis, if performed); first 20 sq cm or less.
Does CPT 20680 include debridement?
CPT code 20670 or 20680 (removal of implant) shall not be reported for the removal of wire sutures during cardiac reoperation procedures or sternal procedures (e.g., debridement, resection, closure of median sternotomy separation).
What is procedure code 97605?
97605. NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY (EG, VACUUM ASSISTED DRAINAGE COLLECTION), UTILIZING DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME), INCLUDING TOPICAL APPLICATION(S), WOUND ASSESSMENT, AND INSTRUCTION(S) FOR ONGOING CARE, PER SESSION; TOTAL WOUND(S) SURFACE AREA LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 50 SQUARE CENTIMETERS.
What are the CPT codes for wound debridement?
Wound debridement codes have changed for 2011. The documentation needs to include both the DEPTH of the wound as well as the SURFACE AREA. Once you have these two elements you’ll be able to code from the 11042-11047 range of CPT codes. Hope that helps. This is actually a charge from 2010.
When to not assign additional codes for debridement?
Do not assign additional codes for debridement when these procedures are an integral part of the total procedure performed. A debridement carried out in conjunction with another procedure is often, but not always, included in the code for the procedure. Index entries and inclusion notes provide guidance. 7, 8
When to use debridement as a separate procedure?
The depth of the debridement (e.g., to skin, fascia, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, or bone) If any of these elements is missing, documentation does not meet the criteria for excisional debridement. Note that debridement of the skin that is preparatory to further surgery, such as reduction of fracture, should not be coded as a separate procedure.
What does code 86.22 excisional debridement mean?
Code 86.22, Excisional debridement, was defined as the “surgical removal or cutting away of devitalized tissue, necrosis, or slough,” which could be performed in the operating room, emergency room, or at the patient’s bedside. 1