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    Default Rectus sheath hematoma - if this has been discussed

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    First, if this has been discussed before I apologize, but my search function isn't working. We're having a time finding the correct code for I&D of a rectus sheath hematoma. There was a lot of exploration and clot evacuation done. Nothing found seems to fit this area. Thanks!!
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-05-2016 at 06:40 AM.

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    I am not sure if 10140 is the best code for this procedure. It could be billed with a modifier 22 since it sounds like this procedure was more extensive. The other option is to bill unlisted code 22999 and submit the operative report.

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    perfect code....20005

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    20005 involves an I & D of a soft tissue abscess. With a rectus sheath hematoma, I'd look at the unlisted code, too.

    Keep us posted.

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    Default irrigation of rectus sheath hematoma

    what about 26990?

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    What dx code did you use for Rectus hematoma?

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