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Acute Tonsillitis

Elaine Posted Wed 25th of April, 2012 13:19:38 PM

The patient has symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess. The doctor made an incision but no drainage was obtained, and the final diagnosis was acute tonsillitis.

How should I code the incision? Can I use 42700-52? Or is there another code?

Thanks,
Elaine

SuperCoder Answered Wed 25th of April, 2012 15:46:27 PM

This is a typical scenario where there is no drainage. In this case I would consider 42700-52 as ideal code.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 25th of April, 2012 15:47:03 PM

This is a typical scenario where there is no drainage. In this case I would consider 42700-52 as ideal code.

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