Renee Posted Tue 18th of August, 2015 12:37:15 PM
how do i know which aspiration code to pick/use for an aspiration of cyst procedure? what are some key words that will tell me one over the other?
Renee Posted Tue 18th of August, 2015 13:37:28 PM
i am referring to the difference between 20612 and 10160. thank you -
SuperCoder Answered Wed 19th of August, 2015 00:44:36 AM
CPT code 20612 is specifically for Aspiration and/or injection of ganglion cyst, whereas CPT 10160 if for aspiration of abscess/hematoma/bulla or cyst, other than ganglion cysts. Technique is same in both code procedure.
Renee Posted Wed 19th of August, 2015 09:15:29 AM
SuperCoder Answered Thu 20th of August, 2015 00:27:13 AM