Cryo Amputation

June 15, 2017

Question:

"Patient came in with infected amputation stump. Physician took patient to OR to debride amputation, but he became unstable and they decided to do a cryo amputation. Stump was packed with dry ice and then wrapped in towels. Patient was taken back to the ICU to see if he would stabilize so that they could then go back to OR for a higher formal amputation." I was planning on coding the debridement, but I'm not sure if we can bill for the cryo. I have researched and can't find anything about billing for this. Any suggestions?

Question ID: 9476
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