AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Treatment of the Burned Patient-CPT 1997 (August 1997)

August 1997 pages 6-7 Coding Communication Treatment of the Burned Patient-CPT 1997 CPT 1997 reads: Procedure codes 16000-16042 refer to local treatment of burned surface only (burns, local treatment). List percentage of body surface involved and depth of burn. For necessary related medical services (eg, hospital visits, detention) in the management of burned patients, see appropriate services in Evaluation and Management and Medicine sections). Reporting the Burn Wound Treatment The procedure codes 16000-16042 in this section are to be used to report the local treatment of the burn wound itself. These codes do not include evaluation and management services...

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