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    We have pt's that have abscess and they have to come back every day for drainage and changing dressings. But the insurance is not paying for the subsequent visit. Should we use wound check V58.32 as primary dx and 682.9abscess as secondary, after the initial visit. Can we use 99024 and E/M service if they also have other issues?

    Thank you all in advance.


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire


    we use 99024 for anything that has a global time attached. We do not sent this to the ins company.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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