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Charge for packing cyst

  1. #1
    Harrisburg, PA
    Unhappy Charge for packing cyst
    Medical Coding Books
    Can anyone help me with this. Have a patient that had I&D of cyst. He is out of post-op days. Physician is still having patient come in for repacking. Would these followup visits be just an E/M level?

  2. #2
    Yes, if the post-op days are up then an e/m needs to apply. Unless he re-opens the cysts and does another I&D then you can charge it again and the global days will start again.

    Jessica Harrell, CPC

  3. #3
    Harrisburg, PA
    Thanks. That's what I always understood.

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