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Check Whether 49060 Might Suffice for Decortication of a Retroperitoneal Abscess

Question: What procedure code do we use for decortication of a retroperitoneal abscess? Washington Subscriber Answer: The current CPT® manual does not have a code specifically for decortication of a retroperitoneal abscess. Decortication is a medical procedure involving the surgical removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ. Considering this definition, one possible coding for reporting the [...]

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