10060 vs. 10061

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Does 10061 refer to I&D of multiple abscesses in the same area? Patient has left upper arm abscess and lower abdominal abscess...both I&D down to subcutaneous tissue. Should I bill 10061 once to cover both I&D or use 10060 twice w/ mod 51? :confused:

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10061

There is no area of the body specified with the I&D codes. Two abscesses are coded using 10061 even if they are on completely different parts of the body.


F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
 

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hi all, as a doctor , i cant accept, for eg if i am doing incision & driange for pt who had abcess on face , abdomen, lowe leg, upper arm, right hand , two abcess on left hand.

do i need to give only 10061.

if i do so i will be wasting my time and money right .

so please suggest me for correct coding .

thanks & regards

kavi cpc
 

rthames052006

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hi all, as a doctor , i cant accept, for eg if i am doing incision & driange for pt who had abcess on face , abdomen, lowe leg, upper arm, right hand , two abcess on left hand.

do i need to give only 10061.

if i do so i will be wasting my time and money right .

so please suggest me for correct coding .

thanks & regards

kavi cpc

You'd definately want to use 10061 which states:

Incision and drainage of abscess ( eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle, or paronychia); complicated or multiple.

Hope this helps you.
 
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