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Retroperitoneal abscess

E. maria Posted Mon 14th of December, 2015 13:36:43 PM

What would be the appropriate CPT code for irrigation and drainage of large retroperitoneal abscess and wound VAC placement? Patient had a retroperitoneal abscess and previous debridement done two days earlier.

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Tue 15th of December, 2015 03:08:30 AM

Thanks for the query,

CPT code 49060 would be appropriate for this service. It is my understanding that you can not bill separately for placement of wound vacs that are placed during a procedure.

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