AMA CPT® Assistant - 2003 Issue 10 (October)

Integumentary System (October 2003)

October 2003 page 10d Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Integumentary System, 11010, 11012 (Q&A) Question If more than one open fracture site is explored/debrided, would the appropriate debridement code be reported more than once? AMA Comment If more than one open fracture site is debrided, the appropriate codes for debridement associated with open fracture(s) (11010-11012), should be reported with modifier '59' appended to the second procedure code. Modifier '59' indicates that a procedure or service was distinct or independent from other services performed on the same day. Integumentary System (October 2003). CPT® Assistant. 2003; October 2003 page 10d ...

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