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FNA and I&D, same site

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    I have a physician that performed a fine needle aspiration on an abscess and sent it to the lab. Then he performed an I&D on the same abscess. Can these two be coded separately? Thanks for any help!
    N. Aaron

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    I wouldn't code both unless done different days. If both preformed on same day I would go with the I&D.
    Sal Valdepena, CCS, CEDC

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