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    Default Need cpt code for aspiration of hematoma

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    My doctor did a aspiration of left elbow hematoma. Can anyone tell me what is the cpt code for that?

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    Puncture aspiration of abscess, hematoma, bulla, or cyst

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    Isn't this code for a skin hematoma? My doc did needle aspiration w/ ultrasonic guidance of a hematoma on pt.'s gastrocnemius. The only code I can find for this tx is an i&d which is inaccuarate. Would 10160 work for muscle hematoma aspiration as well?

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    CPT allows an additional code for the fluoroscopic guidance- the note says "If imaging guidance is performed, see 76942, 77012, 77021

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