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    Default Abscess vs complicated open wound....

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    Documentation reads I&D w/wide excisional debridement of necrotic tissue. DX back abscess.

    How would you code?



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    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda


    This is how I would probably code it without seeing the MR.

    10060 for the I&D.... linked to #1 dx
    11042 is most common in our office (depending on how deep the MD went) for the debridement.... linked to #2 dx
    682.2 for the back abscess
    709.8 for necrosis of the skin

    Hope this helps...

    Last edited by amsmith; 02-12-2010 at 03:28 PM. Reason: omitted info

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