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Wound Vac During Surgery

Date: Jul 19, 2021

Question:

We have surgeons who use the incision wound vac system on surgical wound incisions placed during the surgical encounter (disposable). There are no wound measurements noted due to the incision is already closed when the vac is placed. Our question is when the wound vac is placed on a closed surgical wound, is this bundled with the surgical procedure? Some have NCCI edits that do bundle the vac; some do not. Would that be inclusive to the surgery, or is there an additional code that should be reported? Since this is closed and there are no measurements of an open wound, does this support 97607?

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