1104X or 159XX: 4 Tips Focus Decubitus Ulcer Code Selection

May 2012
General Surgery Coding Alert;May2012, Vol. 14 Issue 5, pp33
The article offers four tips for selecting codes for decubitus ulcer. It mentions the difference between the excision and debridement on the ulcer to provide appropriate coding. It cites focusing on bony excisions as there are different codes for pressure-ulcer treatment as well as closure types. It mentions various excision codes in determining the location of the ulcer such as coccygeal pressure ulcer, sacral pressure ulcer, and ischial pressure ulcer.


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