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    Default I&D or excision

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    Is this scenario an excision or 10040-I&D.
    Patient has a sebacous cyst on the rt. side of his face he would like to have removed. Prepped and draped. Through a sterile technique, I did an elliptical excision, removed the entire cyst intact, put in one suture with restoration of anatomy and good hemostasis. Thanks.

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    Default Excision

    Excision, but VERY poorly documented.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Agreed with Tessa!

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    I agree it is an excision--however with the new 2010 cpt changes for skin excisions size of cyst and depth of removal should have been documented to properly code this excision

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