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 ...
Dec 1st, 2007
An Inside Look at G-U Coding By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CCS, RCC Percutaneous urologic interventions permit the urologist to access the urologic system via needle puncture, rather than accessing the organ directly. Perhaps the most common reason to perform percutaneous urologic intervention is the inability of the urologist to perform a similar procedure cystoscopically ...