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10060 vs. 10061

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    Default 10060 vs. 10061
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    Does 10061 refer to I&D of multiple abscesses in the same area? Patient has left upper arm abscess and lower abdominal abscess...both I&D down to subcutaneous tissue. Should I bill 10061 once to cover both I&D or use 10060 twice w/ mod 51?

    Thanks!
    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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    Default 10061
    There is no area of the body specified with the I&D codes. Two abscesses are coded using 10061 even if they are on completely different parts of the body.


    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    There is no area of the body specified with the I&D codes. Two abscesses are coded using 10061 even if they are on completely different parts of the body.


    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
    Yup, 10061 is the correct code if if more than one abscess is I&D'd.
    Chrissy, CPC

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    I agree with Tessa and Chrissy.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
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    Great-thanks for all the help!
    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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    hi all, as a doctor , i cant accept, for eg if i am doing incision & driange for pt who had abcess on face , abdomen, lowe leg, upper arm, right hand , two abcess on left hand.

    do i need to give only 10061.

    if i do so i will be wasting my time and money right .

    so please suggest me for correct coding .

    thanks & regards

    kavi cpc

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaviarasu View Post
    hi all, as a doctor , i cant accept, for eg if i am doing incision & driange for pt who had abcess on face , abdomen, lowe leg, upper arm, right hand , two abcess on left hand.

    do i need to give only 10061.

    if i do so i will be wasting my time and money right .

    so please suggest me for correct coding .

    thanks & regards

    kavi cpc
    You'd definately want to use 10061 which states:

    Incision and drainage of abscess ( eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle, or paronychia); complicated or multiple.

    Hope this helps you.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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