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Nov 23rd, 2010 - NJrzyMom

Wound Dressing Change

Patients who come in s/p sugery by another physician and have a dressing cleanse & change - what CPT® code would I charge?

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Nov 23rd, 2010 - koatsj 160 

wound dressing change

Were the dressing changes done under anesthesia? If so, you can then use 15852.

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Nov 24th, 2010 - jschmutz   323 

E/M for dressing change

If your physician is not part of the same group as the physician that did the surgery then you would just bill the E/M code, the dressing change would be included in the visit. If physician is part of the same group then this is a normal part of the global post-op and is not a reportable service.

If dressing change was done under anesthsia then see above comment.

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