Month: October 2020

Lesion on Eyelid
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Lesion on Eyelid

October 1, 2020 Question: Can I report CPT code 67850 when liquid nitrogen is used to destroy a lesion in the lid margin? Answer: The CPT code definition for 67850 specifies the lid margin (Destruction of lesion of lid margin (up to 1 cm). If the lesion is in the margin, report CPT 67850 but...

Post-Op Anterior Cervical Wound Abscess
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Post-Op Anterior Cervical Wound Abscess

October 1, 2020 Question: How do I code for repair of wound dehiscence with deep abscess status post ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy, decompression and fusion)? I looked at 22010 but that’s for a posterior procedure. Answer: Take a look at 21501 (Incision and drainage, deep abscess or hematoma, soft tissues of neck or thorax) to...

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