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Expression of dacryocyst

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    Need help with finding a CPT code- Patient had infection in the lacrimal passage/dacryocyst. Doctor was able to express it without using any surgical instruments. Not finding a suitable CPT code for an expression. Patient was seen for other reasons in the office as well, should just an E/M code be used?

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    Look at 68400.
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    No incision was made. It was expressed, pressure applied and the infection broke through.

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    If no incision was made, I'm thinking you can only code the E/M.

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