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  • scalpel
  • 3) An affidavit submitted prior to July 1, 2006, by a physical therapist licensed in Washington demonstrating education and training in sharp debridement, including the use of a scalpel. (wa.gov)
  • Depth
  • If a 43 debridement was perfomed on a pressure ulcer and a tramua wound, would I have to list all dx codes for the 43 or the one with greater depth? (aapc.com)
  • In the LCD that limited 5 debridement per visit, how could this be if the codes are now according to the depth? (aapc.com)
  • Services
  • Try this 'MCR Payments for Nail Debridement Services' this might help. (aapc.com)
  • Perhaps as a result, excisional debridement claims are targeted not only by recovery audit contractor (RAC) audits, but also by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (aapc.com)
  • done
  • Code assignment cannot be based solely on the instrumentation, but instrumentation does assist in describing how the debridement was done. (aapc.com)
  • report
  • If any of these elements are missing, documentation does not meet the criteria for excisional debridement, according to RACs (see "RAC Reviewers Hit Hard on Debridement: Five Elements Must Be Documented," Report on Medicare Compliance , vol. 19, No. 6, Feb. 15). (aapc.com)