Coding Tip: Debridement Coding in ICD-10-PCS

Debridement is the medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing of remaining healthy tissue. Debridement may be excisional or non-excisional in coding and include autolytic debridement, enzymatic debridement, mechanical debridement, surgical debridement and maggot therapy. Trying to determine if a surgical debridement is excisional can sometimes be tricky for a coder.

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