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    I was wondering if anyone can help me find a code for evacuation of abdominal wall hematoma. Thank you!

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    evacuation of abdominal wall hematoma: Use CPT code 22900.

    Pragna CPC

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    Greeley, Colorado
    11040 is what I would use. 22900 is for an excision of an abdominal wall tumor. A hematoma is not a tumor. Evacuation is an I&D in most cases.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Sorry I gave you incorrect code.

    According to General Surgery book from INGENIX Comp.

    Correct CPT Code is 10160. Hope this will help you.

    Pragna, CPC

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    Albany, New York
    If the depth of the hematoma evacuation was confined to skin/ subq, I would go with Lisa's choice (10140).

    If not, you may want to look at 49002 or 49020
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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