Post-Op Anterior Cervical Wound Abscess

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 see if it meets your needs.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/1/20.

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