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Wound Coding: 3 Tips Help You Recover Your Full Debridement Pay

Maximize 11040-11044 pay with modifier 51.

In most cases, your practice won’t report debridement separate from wound repair codes. But when exceptions arise, follow these three tips to choose the appropriate wound repair code.

If you’re considering reporting debridement separate from a wound closure, make sure your physician’s notes clearly document that the wound was contaminated and required saline or other substances or instrumentation to cleanse and debride the wound. Login to Read More

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