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    Exclamation Incision & Drainage of breast abscess

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    This is an ER visit and the Dr. performed an I&D. The wound was incised with a #15 blade. Large amounts of purulent, malodorous discharge was drained. This was probed to break up loculations. It was packed with 3 cm of Nu Gauze packing. The wound was then dressed with gauze.

    When I coded this I came up with 850 for the ICD-9 Procedure code and 19020 for the CPT code.

    Does that look right to any CPC's out there?


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    CPT is correct but I would use 611.0 for dx.

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    Thanks Heather!

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    I got 611.0 for the ICD9 dx code which is inflammotory disease of the breast. Then for the ICD9 procedure code (DRG) I got 8521. The CPT code is correct.
    Kimberely K. Graham, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thanks Kimberly!

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