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Old 10-16-2009, 11:38 AM
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Default Cpt code 10060 & 10061

The dr in my office performed an incision and drainage on a pt and she thinks we should code a 10061 but the cpt book is very unclear as to what would qualify as complicated please help!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:55 AM
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Per the Coders Desk reference.....

10060---for incision and drainage of a simple or single abscess.

10061---For complicated or multiple cysts, the physician may place a Penrose latex drain or gauze strip packing to allow continue drainage. Complicated cysts may require later surgical closure.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:15 PM
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Thank you for the quick response i did see it could also qualify if multiple cysts were done. Which in this case the dr did an addendum to multiple cysts.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:54 AM
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Per the AMA, the choice of code is at the physician's discretion, based on the level of difficulty involved in the incision and drainage procedure
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