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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
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    Unhappy Cpt 10180

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    Our office manager wants to use 10180 for seroma and hematoma I & D that are more complicated then 10140. I am not really comfortable since the description of 10180 is postoperative wound infection. Anyone have more documentation or ideals.

    Thanks for your help.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, NC


    I agree with you. The definition of the procedure in my coder's deck reference specifically states that 10180 treats an infected surgical site.
    In the case of a more complicated version of 10140 you could add the modifier -22 and when requested by the insurance company attach the notes that justify it being a more complicated procedure

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