Results 1 to 3 of 3


  1. #1
    Default PLEASE HELP with CPT
    Medical Coding Books
    Need help with CPT(s). Looking at 20610 for I&D of index finger but unsure of CPT for I&D of dorsal second web space.

    procedure: incision and drainage right index finger and dorsal second web space abscess. Irrigation debridement of skin and subcutaneous tissue down in the muscle. The wound packed open.

    op note: Small incision was fashioned over the central pointing arer over the proximal phalanx centrally of the index finger. There was a small central core area of necrotic skin of a few millimeters. The patient had some purulent material that drained and this was sent for culture bothe aerobic and anaerobic cultures. The patient also had a small area of skin blistering over the second dorsal web space and the area over the long distal long metacarpal. That was incised and that too was noted to have a small amount of purulent material. That was also sent for culture. The skin and subcutaneous tissues were gently elevated and there were easily connected between the index finger wound and the second dorsal web space wound. The area of the extent of the infection cellulitis extended over the radial aspect of the index metacarpal head and extended over to the ulnar aspect of the long metacarpal head. Please not that the infection was dorsal only and not the volar aspect of the hand. The index finger skin infection also extended over the ulnar aspect of the proximal phalanx of the index finger. There was minimal necrotic tissue noted along the central portion of the wound. Extensor tendons were noted to be intact. The wound was thoroughly irrigated with antibiotic solution. The wounds were then packed open with quarter inch lodoform. Dry steril dressed was applied. The patient was placed in a volar splint.

  2. Default
    Did you mean 26010 and look towards 10060 or 10061

  3. #3
    Yes I did mean 26010. Sorry.

Similar Threads

  1. Does cpt code 64450 include cpt s0020?
    By micki127 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-23-2014, 09:40 AM
  2. Opinion on physicians supplying surgical cpt cpt codes
    By ORTHO1 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-17-2010, 03:15 PM
  3. Modifier for coding CPT 64612 & CPT 64613 on same day
    By anuja.devasthali in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-21-2009, 11:33 PM
  4. Coding for CPT 97140 & CPT 97035
    By neha.bhatnagar in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-09-2009, 11:01 PM

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.