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 ...
Oct 23rd, 2009
By David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CPC While reviewing records for submission, I often see coding and billing errors in foot, ankle, and lower leg claims. Bypassing the following seven common foot and ankle mistakes and using certain tips for ensuring successful coding will help you collect what your practice is entitled to. Give Unsupported ...