splenic abscess drainage

kvalerio

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How would I code CT guided splenic abscess drainage? A drain was placed into the splenic abscess and sewn in place. I know to use 75989 for guidance, but not sure what code to use for the spleen?
 

Cassie0930

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I would suggest 10160/75898
Here is a coding guideline from Dr Z:

Use code 10160 for catheter drainage of abscess, cyst, hematoma, or bulla in a location not yet defined by a site specific code, such as the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh or abdomen

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Unfortunately, I am not having a book currently. From EncoderPro's help, I think it should be an unlisted procedure - 38999 with guidance code 75989. Just my 2 cents.

HTH.
 
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