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    Default neck abscess aspiration

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    Hi all:
    I got a report like this,I dont get code for this one
    Can i code like this 10160, 76942-26, 77002-26
    Pls confirm.

    Ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided aspiration and
    drainage of an abscess in the right neck. 5 cc of pus were sent
    for culture
    Shirley CPC,CPC-H

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    Default Neck abscess


    I think those are appropriate codes, as we don't have separate code for aspiration abscess for neck.

    Dr. poonam

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