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    My doctor documented that patient was bite by tick. He did and incision and drained the abscess on the patients leg, then removed the tick head that remained. I know the code for I&D simple is 10060, and the code Incision and removal is 10120. Since there was only one incision would I use 10060, and 10120 with a 52 for reduced services. PLEASE HELP
    Last edited by storme123; 03-29-2011 at 08:56 AM.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default No CCI edit

    I did not find any CCI edit for these two procedures.

    To be certain of the appropriate coding, I would need to see the actual documentation.

    Did you look at 10061 - I&D, complicated?

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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