CPT 27603 vs 10140 - Which cpt code

daniel

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Say the physician performs Incision and Drainage of a hematoma of the leg.

Which cpt code fits better for this scenario. CPT 10140 or 27603.
And what is the difference between these two cpt codes.


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vhaysom

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It would depend on the documentation.

I would use 10140 if the hematoma was in the skin (more superficial).
The code 27603 states for DEEP abcess or hematoma (more invasive).

I would check with your provider and get clarification, and if it's not clear in the documentation, have the provider to an addendum.

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