AMPUTATION REVISION QUESTION

I need help coding this report. Patient already underwent left above knee amputation now coming back one month later with above knee amputation necrosis with breakdown. The physicians performed debridment and revision of the amputation site. The incision was reopened escising the necrotic tissue down to the bone. The femu was transected for an additional 5 cm using a Stryker saw. Debridement of all nonviable-appearing tissue then ensued using Bovie Electrocautery and sharp excision with a 10- blade scapel.

Thanks in advance.

Donna Gullikson, CPC, CIRCC
Lead Coder
MCBS, LLC
1125 Troupe St.
Augusta, GA 30904
706-667-7412 office
706-737-1314 fax
donnagullikson@mcbs.com

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  • edited May 2017
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    Donna:



    Payers will use the CCI to determine any reimbursement.



    Provide us with the original CPT for the surgery and the date (because of
    global surgery issues).



    Karen A. Hurley, BS, CMM, CPC, CNA

    President, HPMSI

    PO Box 409

    Parrish, FL 34219

    Tel: (941) 776-4822

    Fax: (240) 368-0059

    Web: www.hpmsi.com



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