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Wound Vac- Patient owned equipment

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:37 pm
by janinemarie86
There are instances where patients are bringing in their own Wound Vac and/or supplies (sponge, etc.) and the providers are replacing the wound vac and evaluating the wound. Would this still be billable with 97605/97606?

Re: Wound Vac- Patient owned equipment

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:50 am
by shutchins
If the provider is assessing the wound for healing and infection, and / or is irrigating and cleaning the wound, The CPT codes 97605 and 97606 are still billable.
Your question has been answered by J. Paul Spencer, CPC, COC - Senior Compliance Consultant