11042 Ulcer Debridement

Good morning Listers!!!

I have a question I was hoping one of our more clinical coders could help me with......

Can anyone explain to me why CPT 11042 LCD L34587 Wound Care doesn't include the diagnosis for venous stasis ulcers?? Every other type of ulcer is listed even varicose veins are listed. I thought there must be a clinical reason that particular type of ulcer is excluded??

What do you all think??

Carol J. Self, CPPM, CPC, EMT
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