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Inclusive codes

SuperCoder Posted Tue 27th of March, 2012 16:10:08 PM

what am I doing wrong. claim is being rejected for "the procedure code in included as an inclusive component of the procedure and should not be used" codes submitted are "10060", "j1580", "96372", and "82962". pt had an abscess or cellulitis.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 27th of March, 2012 18:15:44 PM

Code 96372 is a column 2 code for 10060. Use 59 with 96372 in order to differntiate between the services provided.

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