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  1. Maiu Posted 5 Year(s) ago

    Is 42700 the right code for peritonsillar abscess drainage using a needle? No incision was done.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 5 Year(s) ago

    Code 42700 (Incision and drainage abscess; peritonsillar) describes a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes an incision in the abscess to drain it. But here question is without incision physician drains the fluid through needle. You could code these two codes based on imaging guidance.

    10021: Fine needle aspiration (FNA); without imaging guidance
    10022: Fine needle aspiration (FNA); with imaging guidance

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  • Posted by 25891 Maiu, 5 Year(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.