AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Application of TheraSkinÂ® and Excisional Debridement
The patient, an 85-year-old male, presented with nonhealing ulcerations of the anterior ankle area and heel, which required further debridement and the application of TheraSkin®. The surgeon performed an excisional debridement that included tendon. TheraSkin® was then applied over the wound and stapled. What is the appropriate ICD-10-PCS code assignment for the application of TheraSkin®? Would a code for the excisional debridement be reported separately? ...
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