Getting Beneath the Surface Part II: Coding for Debridement and Wound Management– HS523-A, HS523-M, HS523-D, LB100-A, LB100-M, LB100-D - Make Your Revenue Smarter

Wound care is a vital part of the overall health and care of patients. Proper wound care prevents infection and complications in addition to helping speed up the healing process, so patients heal quicker and in general with less scarring. When dealing with wounds, debridement and active wound management can cause confusion. In this session we will be looking beneath the surface to answer the most common questions and more.

Topics of discussion will include:
• When to report Excisional versus non excisional debridement.
• When to report debridement performed at the same time as other procedures/services (i.e. fractures and E/M’s).
• The difference in active wound management versus debridement CPT codes.
• When to report escharotomy codes.
• Current coding and coverage issues related to debridement and wound management procedures.
• Documentation best practices to support medical necessity (let’s talk ICD-10-CM).

Participants will:

• Utilize learned information to make logical decisions regarding coding for debridement and active wound management in CPT.
• Apply rules for selecting the diagnosis and achieve medical necessity for reported services.
• Describe key CMS rules and regulations specific to debridement and wound management and apply this knowledge in their own facility.

This course presented by Heather Bryans

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