Results 1 to 3 of 3

Please someone help!!!

  1. Default Please someone help!!!
    Medical Coding Books
    Can someone please answer this for me, my doc performed and I&D of a fistula tract from the skin on the flank all the way up into the rib.
    description of the procedure reads as follows
    an incisicon was made to extend the already opened fistula tract, pieces of the tract were excised and taken for samples for path, we continued dissection down the tract, the tract extended into one of her ribs, we extended our dissection to just inside of the rib, but no further. we curetted the walls of the tract, then the entire tract was packed using kerlix , this was then left open for drainage. I hope someone can answer this because we have looked at everything we could think of and still no luck...thank you for all the help...alice

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Where's the drainage?
    The description of the procedure is pretty slight. I don't see that this is an Incision and Drainage. I'm thinking perhaps more of a wound debridement. You'll need the Sq Cm to code ... but look at 11043-11047.

    What codes had you been looking at?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. Default re-please help
    Thank you for answering, we looked at the 11043-11047, we looked at procedure for closure of the fistula (that wasn't right) and we looked at the I&D, we will look again at the 1104 codes..thank you for your help..alice

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.