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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Incision And Drainage:
Differentiate Anal I&D from Rectal I&D Codes

When in doubt, query your providers. When you encounter a chart for anal or rectal incision and drainage (I&D), you may face challenges in selecting the right code, since the descriptors don’t always match up with the physician’s wording in the operative reports. Simply determining whether a procedure should be considered a rectal or anal I&D can be difficult, for [...]