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CT Guided Drainage - What would you code

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    Question CT Guided Drainage - What would you code
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    What would you code a CT guided Percutaneous drainage of calf abscess with a placement of a drain?
    Catrina Jacobs, RCC, CPC

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    Austin, TX

    Nelly Mathews, RCC, CPC, CIRCC

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    Code 20005 is for incision and drainage. This procedure was done percutaneously. Does that matter?
    Catrina Jacobs, RCC, CPC

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    Austin, TX
    Hi Catrina, I was reading Dr Z 2011 book instructions, and according to hiim we can use 10160 with or without catheter, since CPT 20000 has been deleted. Medlearn says 10160 is without catheter, I guess we will be safe using 10160.

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    My thoughts

    10160 - puncture aspiration without any drainage placement
    10060 - for drainage placement since this is tge replacement code for delated code 20000

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    I do think that the closest code we are going to get is 10160. Although this code does state for non-catheter aspirations. 10060 is for incision and drainage. This is a percutaneous procedure that was performed.
    Amanda Hollis, CPC, RCC, CIRCC

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