Diagnosis Code for Wound Care Dressing Change

Diagnosis Code for Wound Care Dressing Change

November 15, 2018

Question:
What diagnosis code should I report for a change of a nonsurgical wound dressing when this is the only reason for the encounter?

Answer:
You should report Z48.01 (encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing)

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.

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