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evacuation of mediastinal hematoma?

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    Default evacuation of mediastinal hematoma?
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    does anyone know the cpt code for "Evacuation of mediastinal hematoma"?
    I have been using cpt 21632 but not sure if that's the best choice.


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    Can't be sure without looking at an op report, but take a look at codes 39000 and 39010.

  3. Default Evacuation of Mediastinal Hematoma
    So you are for sure not using the correct CPT Code 21632 is Radical Resection of Sternum with Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy.

    With out reading an OP Report I really can't tell you for sure, but take a look at 10140 was it by chance an Incision and Drainage of Hematoma?? Was it superficial?

    It is hard to tell you with out read the OP Report.

    Kimberly CPC
    Last edited by KimberlyLanier; 06-15-2009 at 06:43 AM.

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    I am with Amy on this one, if it was not superfical then I would take a look at 39000 and 39010.

    Kimberly CPC

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