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10061 vs 55100 pls help

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    Would someone please explain the difference betweek 10061 and 55100. Physician writes:

    incision and drainage of scrotal abscess and writes code 10061 but I went directly to 55100

    Pls educate me. Thanks!

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    Default 10061 vs 55100 pls help
    Is that the entire note?

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    10061 can be multiple or complicated (placing a drain or packing or breaking up of loculations) I&D(s) of the integumentary system. 55100 is more anatomically specific to the scrotal wall and includes local anesthesia, an incision, expressing the pus and placing a drain or packing into the abscess cavity. The RVU for 55100 is higher than 10061.

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