March 10, 2022
Can you bill for a wound vac on a surgical incision if the patient has a history of incision infections to help prevent this?
The AMA published clarification on wound vac billing in the October 2021 CPT Assistant. Negative pressure wound therapy (97605-97606) is considered billable for both open and closed wounds. However, that does not mean that payors will reimburse separately for the service, so use caution and track results.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/10/22.
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