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    The physician poked a pustule on the shin with a needle and there was a small amount of purulent drainage. I want to use 10060 and another coder says to use 10140. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    What you describe does not meet the requirements for I&D. Just code the E/M.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you for your response. The facility where I work requires the physician and facility coder to match. I do not always agree and do not ever win the argument.


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