Medical Billing Forum

Coding => Coding => Topic started by: AIDCOW03 on August 26, 2009, 09:04:44 AM

Title: Coding for wound debridement WITH Hyperbaric Therapy
Post by: AIDCOW03 on August 26, 2009, 09:04:44 AM
The doctor wants me to code for a wound debridement on the same day of service as the patient's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. No E/M code. Is there a modifier I can use with this combination of procedures? Thank you!
Title: Re: Coding for wound debridement WITH Hyperbaric Therapy
Post by: Michele on August 27, 2009, 07:11:08 AM
I hate to suggest the 59 modifier as it is usually the last resort but in this case I think it is applicable.  If the wound debridement was performed separately from the hyperbaric treatment (which it obviously had to be!) the 59 indicates distinct procedural service.

Michele