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Apr 14th, 2016 - churt31024 9 

How to code I&D Cutaneous abscess

how to code incision and drainage of Cutaneous abscess

I&D Abscess (EIC): verbal consent obtained after review of risks / benefits
Area prepped with betadyne. 1% lidocaine 2 cc injected
Sterile technique. 1 cm incsion with 11 blade, small amount of pus drained with blood. Firm localized nodule stil palpated consistent with likely EIC. Firm pressure applied to drain wound and swelling lessened.
#1 interrupted 6.0 ethilon suture placed loosely. Steri-strips applied.

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Apr 18th, 2016 - rdinaso    12  1 

re: How to code I&D Cutaneous abscess

Look at code 10060/10061.

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