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    Default CPT 49021 Vs. 49080

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    My question is which CPT do I use for different areas? The peritoneum is the lining of the abdomen and abdominal cavity, but what if the patient's abscess is in a specific organ?
    I have a patient with a liver abscess. The radiologist performed a percutaneous drainage (with drainage catheter). I coded 49080 with 77012 because he used CT guidance, was I correct? Thanks

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    I think I would use 47011 with 75989 for the CT guidance.

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    I agree with Awarden.

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