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    Medical Coding Books
    IF YOUR PHYSICIAN PERFORMS THIS PROCEDURE

    40801-Drainage of abscess, cyst, hematoma, vestibule of mouth; complicated


    THEN CRYO'S THE AREA AFTER WORDS. CAN YOU ADD ALSO A 17110 TO THIS SERVICE ALSO WITH MODIFIER 59.


    QUESTION CAME UP CUZ I CHECK ON MY CODEITRIGHT ONLINE AND THE PROCEDURE FOR CPT 40801 HAS NO EXCLUSION FOR CPT 17110 IN THE CCI EDITS. SO DOES THAT MEAN I CAN CODE THE CRYO WITH THIS CODE.

    MY INSTINCT IS TO SAY THAT THE CRYO APPLIED IS INCLUED IN THE CPT 40801.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK.

    tHANK yOU
    dANIEL,cpc

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    Daniel,
    I agree with you, I would think it's included.

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