How would you code this

todd5400

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Pt. had a surgery a year ago by someone else
Diagnosis: paraspinal abscess
Procedure: Debridgement of paraspinal abscess lumbar spine down to bone
Physician opened the previous incision. A large subfascial collection of purulent material was aspirated. The walls of the cavity were debrided all the way to the lamina and facet joints.

Thanks in advance for your help
Mary
 

dmaec

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I'd code it as an 11044 - of course depending on the closurer, you can code that as well (intermediate or complex/depending) with a modifier of course! that's what I'd do anyway...
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