A patient with Type 2 diabetes mellitus presents to outpatient wound care for debridement of a chronic non-pressure ulcer of the right heel. The provider documented that the ulcer was necrotic with exposed subcutaneous tissue. For the purposes of code assignment, should documentation of “subcutaneous tissue exposure” be interpreted to mean fat level exposure?
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Post-Debridement Chronic Non-Pressure Ulcer of Foot
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