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Incision and drainage, no drainage

lcomeaux

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Don't have the original procedure note that I was referring to in this question, but just came across this one:

Patient was verbally consented for procedure and then the upper area was anesthetized with ethyl chloride. A 20-guage needle was used to aspirate fluid, however none was obtained. She tolerated the procedure well.

(performed in ED) I know this one is a needle aspiration, but same concept...
 

mitchellde

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When the procedure is performed to completion even though no fluid is obtained, you bill the procedure with no modifier.
 
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