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aspiration of maxilla abscess

  1. #1
    Default aspiration of maxilla abscess
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    Patient presents with small abscess in area of previous dental implant.

    procedure: aspiration of abscess of right maxilla abscess

    A 22 gauge needle was inserted at the point of greatest fluctuance and purulent fluid, about .25 cc's was obtained.

    Can anyone help me with the CPT for this procedure?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Default code for aspiration of maxilla abscess
    i think the code should be 41800, drainage of abscess from dentoalveolar structures.


  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by sweety82006 View Post
    i think the code should be 41800, drainage of abscess from dentoalveolar structures.


    No . . we have to give 10160(Punture aspiration)
    Last edited by msekarinfo; 04-21-2013 at 09:44 PM.

  4. #4
    Grand Rapids, MI
    10160 is a skin code. Since the aspiration was of the maxilla, you would be correct in using the 41800.

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