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I & D

Marilyn Posted Tue 17th of June, 2014 08:07:35 AM

First I & D of abcess done for example on June 2, then another I & D on same area done 9 days later. How would I bill for the second I & D and any modifier?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of June, 2014 10:19:55 AM

Thank you for your question.

10060-Incision and drainage of abscess (eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle, or paronychia); simple or single

I&D has a 10 day Global Period.

"10060 includes a 10-day follow-up period. If the patient returned to your office within that 10-day period, the follow-up service is included in the global package.

If the physician did not perform a therapeutic procedure during the initial visit and simply bandaged the abscess with instructions to return in follow-up a few days later, you’ll report the appropriate E/M code, such as 99212 (Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient …), at the time of follow-up in addition to whatever E/M code you reported for the initial encounter. "

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