AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery Integumentary System, 11000, 11001 (Q&A) (May 1999)

May 1999 page 10c Coding Consultation Surgery Integumentary System, 11000, 11001 (Q&A) Is it appropriate to report CPT codes 11000, Debridement of extensive eczematous or infected skin; up to 10% of body surface, and CPT code 11001, each additional 10% of the body surface, if 11% of the body surface was debrided? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, if 11% of the body surface is debrided, then it would be appropriate to report codes 11000 and 11001. CPT code 11001 implies each additional 10% of the body surface or fraction thereof. Surgery Integumentary System, 11000, 11001 (Q&...

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