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    Can we code the below procedure as a bone biopsy???

    With the patient in the supine position the right tibial region
    was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. Ultrasound
    examination demonstrates a well-circumscribed fluid collection
    correlating anterior to the mid tibia. After administration of
    local anesthesia access was obtained into the fluid cavity using
    an 18 gauge needle under ultrasound guidance. Several cc's of
    purulent fluid were aspirated and sent for microbiology. The
    patient tolerated the procedure without incident.

    Ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided aspiration of an abscess in
    right anterior pretibial region.
    Prabha CPC

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    This is aspiration of abscess, there's no mention of bone biopsy

    Select an approp code form 10060-10180 section

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    In 10060 is not a needle guided drainage?
    Prabha CPC

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    Codes from 10060-10180 range are also used for percut drainage when specific codes for percu draiange is not available in the relevant anatomic section, 27603 says deep abscess, so we fall back on the 10060... range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    Codes from 10060-10180 range are also used for percut drainage when specific codes for percu draiange is not available in the relevant anatomic section, 27603 says deep abscess, so we fall back on the 10060... range

    I concur.
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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