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 ...
In Audit
May 10th, 2016
Before you code a superficial incision and drainage (I&D) of an abscess, it’s important to know whether the procedure is simple or complicated. During an I&D, the provider makes an incision over and into the abscess cavity and allows it to drain. It may be left open allowing the continuation of drainage, loculations may be broken up ...
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 ...