Archive for The Day of August 31st, 2006

Archive for the Day of August 31st, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of August 31st, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during August 31st, 2006.

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Know How to Code and Document Wound Debridement

Sometimes a wound gets worse before it gets better and knowing how to properly code it will enable your office to get the maximum reimbursements on your medical billing instead of having the treatment bundled. Debrided ulcers are not uncommon and knowing how to correctly document the staging and coding on the MDS is most of the problem. It is difficult to assign a stage to a wound you can’t see and the MDS does not allow you to bill for a wound you can’t stage. A good rule of thumb to use is to stage the wound at stage 4 (necrotic eschar is present) until the exact stage can

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