Author Topic: Coding for wound debridement WITH Hyperbaric Therapy  (Read 1731 times)

AIDCOW03

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Coding for wound debridement WITH Hyperbaric Therapy
« 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!

Michele

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Re: Coding for wound debridement WITH Hyperbaric Therapy
« Reply #1 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.

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