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    Medical Coding Books
    How would you code (and probably be paid) on an office visit with an incision and drainage of an abcess?


    Is what I put
    Thank you for all the help ya'll give me.

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    Monika Elliott, CPC.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Modifier -25
    Modifier -25 is use to identify a signifiant, separately identifiable E/M service.

    The reimbursement for any procedure (including 10061) INCLUDES the basic evaluation of the condition prior to performing the procedure.

    Without seeing the actual notes, I cannot tell you whether using a -25 modifier is appropriate in this situation.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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