Wound VAC

Wound VAC

July 12, 2018

Question:
I performed a superficial debridement of the sternum with a 5 x 5 cm placement of Integra to the sternal wound.  Can I bill for the wound VAC?

Answer:
Since the wound VAC is acting as a dressing it should not be reported separately.  You should report CPT 15002 for the surgical preparation and 15271-51 for the skin replacement.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 07/12/18
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