Abscess drainage with foreign body removal

storme123

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My doctor documented that patient was bite by tick. He did and incision and drained the abscess on the patients leg, then removed the tick head that remained. I know the code for I&D simple is 10060, and the code Incision and removal is 10120. Since there was only one incision would I use 10060, and 10120 with a 52 for reduced services. PLEASE HELP
 
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No CCI edit

I did not find any CCI edit for these two procedures.

To be certain of the appropriate coding, I would need to see the actual documentation.

Did you look at 10061 - I&D, complicated?

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

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Procedures:

INCISION AND DRAINAGE OF ABSCESS WITH REMOVAL OF FOREIGN BODY
: The plantar surface of the right foot was cleansed with Betadine swab sticks ×3. No local anesthesia was used. There was a tiny incision made through the area of fluctuance and copious pus was drained. A tiny metallic foreign body was visualized and pulled out protraction. Next, the wound was flushed with sterile water. Dressing was applied. Well tolerated by the patient

Assessment/Plan
1. Abscess of right foot L02.611
2. Foreign body in right foot S90.851A
 
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