AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 6 (June)

Active Wound Care Management (June 2005)

June 2005 pages 1-4 Active Wound Care Management Historically, the active wound care management codes (97000 series) and heading language have been problematic for providers and payers. With the assistance and recommendations of the CPT Wound Care Workgroup, in conjunction with the CPT Editorial Panel, the active wound care management codes have been clarified to reflect current clinical practice. The following revisions reflect 2005 changes: Revised introductory guidelines Revised codes to report selective debridement based on total surface area of wounds(s) size New procedures to describe negative pressure wound therapy techniques based on total surface area wounds(s) size Parenthetical...

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