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The removal of infected, contaminated, damaged, devitalized, necrotic, or foreign tissue from a wound
THE GOAL OF DEBRIDEMENT
Is to cleanse the woundm reduce bacterial contaminationm and provide an optimal enviroment for wound healing or possible surgical intervention
THE USUAL ENDPOINT OF DEBRIDEMENT
Is removal of pathological tissue and/ or foreign material until healthy tissue is exposed
Include sharp and blunt dissection, curettement, scrubbing, and forceful irrigation.
types of treatment for lesions
include paring(peeling or scraping), shaving(slicing) excision( cutting, removal) and destruction ( ablation)
IF MULTIPLE LESIONS ARE TREATED
Code the MOST COMPLEX LESION (highest $ amount) PROCEDURE FIRST FOLLOWED BY THE OTHERS USING MODIFIER -51 to indicate that multiple procedures were performed
Paring of 3 common warts
CPT code: 11056 ( lesin, skin, paring/curettement); ICD-9 code: 078.19 (wart, common)
shaving of 1-cm dermal lesion of face
CPT code: 11311 (lesion, skin, shaving) ICD-9 709.9 (lesion, dermal)
Reporting wound repair
following factors must be considered:
1.Length of the wound in cm
2.Complexity of the repair
3.Site of the wound
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