Cellulitis

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I have a doctor that is stating the patient has left lower extremity cellulitis. Am I safe to use 682.6?
 
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the code definition is cellulitis and abcess of leg, except

I would say you are safe with that code unless there is foot envolvement or there are no related codes such as diabetic manifestations or pvd
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,

Check the procedure, its normal I&D or simple procedure then code 682.6.

Regards,
Nalini CPC
 
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