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    Default Need CPT code for abdominal wall abscess

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    Are there any other cpt codes besides the 10060-61 codes that I should be using for an abdominal wall abscess I & D ?

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    That is all there is. The description is I&D of abscess-skin and subcutaneous ect...

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    Default 22999

    It's hard to tell without seeing the operative note, but the only other option might be CPT 22999 - Unlisted procedure, abdomen, musculoskeletal system. Of course, you would use this only if the abscess was deep in the abdominal wall musculature.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    what about if it is a subfascial abscess?

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    Default Subfasical drainage

    If it was subfascial, you would look at 20005.

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