July 12, 2018
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?
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