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Family Practice Coding Alert

CPT® Coding Strategies:
Failure To Properly ID Complicated I&D Could Leave You Short $90

Watch for instances when you can report an additional E/M. When your clinician performs an incision and drainage (I&D) of a cyst or abscess, you should be aware of identifying a complicated drainage procedure from a simple I&D. You should also know when to report an E/M code separately, or you will lose out on deserved reimbursement.  When your FP [...]