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Incision & Drainage of Breast Abscess

For incision and drainage (I&D) of breast abscess, select 19020 Mastotomy with exploration or drainage of abscess, deep. For a diagnosis, consider N61.1 Abscess of the breast and nipple.
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This is an ER visit and the Dr. performed an I&D. The wound was incised with a #15 blade. Large amounts of purulent, malodorous discharge was drained. This was probed to break up loculations. It was packed with 3 cm of Nu Gauze packing. The wound was then dressed with gauze.

When I coded this I came up with 850 for the ICD-9 Procedure code and 19020 for the CPT code.

Does that look right to any CPC's out there?

Thanks
Juli
 

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I got 611.0 for the ICD9 dx code which is inflammotory disease of the breast. Then for the ICD9 procedure code (DRG) I got 8521. The CPT code is correct.
 
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