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I&D of Sebaceus Cyst/Abscess CPT codes

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    Default I&D of Sebaceus Cyst/Abscess CPT codes
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    1. 4-R vulvar Sebaceus cysts/abscess

    Drain 4 separate sebaceous cysts of thick white material under local anesthetic with knifeblade and pressure....

    One coders opinion's wants to bill it with a 56405 x 4 units (or) 56405, 56405-51,56405-51,56405-51

    OR how about 10060 x 4 units (or) 10060, 10060-51, 10060-51, 10061-51

    What's the verdict?? thanks for everyones help!!

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    10060-10061 range depending on what the OP note says, because above the code 56405 the CPT states in parenthesis (For incision and drainage of sebaceous cyst, furuncle, or abscess, see 10040,10060,10061).
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grintwig View Post
    10060-10061 range depending on what the OP note says, because above the code 56405 the CPT states in parenthesis (For incision and drainage of sebaceous cyst, furuncle, or abscess, see 10040,10060,10061).
    Thank for the info I've decided to use 10061 based on the op notes

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