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Get the Right Code for Drainage of a Nasal Abscess

Question: A provider aspirates the excess fluid from an abscess within the nasal cavity. How do we report this procedure? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: You could report 30000 (Drainage abscess or hematoma, nasal, internal approach). In this procedure, the provider aspirates the excess fluid from within the nasal cavity, which may be due to an abscess or hematoma. The provider makes a small [...]