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Help with coding Please!

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    Not sure if I will ever get this anyway I'll keep on trying
    Confused as to how to bill for I&D Deep bilateral arm antecubital abscesses (Not sure if I should use RT & Lt modifiers or just 51)

    Also, how do I code for excison of two right inguinal lymph nodes

    Thanks for any help
    Debbie CPC-A

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    Depending on the documentation regarding I&D of abscess, 10060 or 10061.
    Assuming you do coding for a physician, I would go with "51" instead of RT/ LT.

    As for the lymph node excision that you indicate: 38500
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopp View Post
    Not sure if I will ever get this anyway I'll keep on trying
    Confused as to how to bill for I&D Deep bilateral arm antecubital abscesses (Not sure if I should use RT & Lt modifiers or just 51)

    Also, how do I code for excison of two right inguinal lymph nodes

    Thanks for any help
    Debbie CPC-A
    Since you did indicate "deep" abscesses, look at 23930. I also think you should consider using the 50 modifier.

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    Thanks Mary, I stand corrected.

    I like 23930 as it does indicate "deep" and is site specific.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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