In Coding
Dec 19th, 2016
For incision and drainage (I&D) of superficial abscess at any location, turn to 10060 Incision and drainage of abscess (eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle or paronychia); simple or single or 10061 …complicated or multiple. As specified in the code descriptors, use 10060 for single abscess, or for a small collection of ...
In Coding
Sep 20th, 2016
When coding for procedures involving abscess, you’ll need two pieces of information: 1. The location of the abscess 2. The treatment method (e.g., incision and drainage, excision) In some cases, you also may need to know the approach (open, percutaneous) the provider uses during treatment. For incision and drainage (I&D) of superficial abscess or abscess ...
Aug 1st, 2014
When coding for procedures involving an abscess, you’ll need two pieces of information: The location of the abscess The treatment method (e.g., incision and drainage, excision) for the abscess In some cases, you also may need to know the approach (open, percutaneous) the provider uses in treating the abscess. Know Your Abscess ABCs An abscess ...