Surgery for DM ulcer

Would I code Z48.817, E11.62_ then L97._ _ _? Patient did not have a skin graft. Ulcer was removed then skin was closed.


  • i think you just code the ulcer and not aftercare

  • Once the surgery is performed, the ulcer is gone, so I would think there is nothing to code for it?
    You could capture the presence of DM ulcer in M1011/M1017 of OASIS for CMS. Conditions that are considered resolved should not be coded. I would code aftercare on skin and subcutaneous tissues - Z48.817.

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