George Posted Fri 12th of April, 2013 15:43:00 PM
Should I use
12020 for closure of a leaking wound s/p paracentesis
SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of April, 2013 11:06:04 AM
No.Once the desired level of drainage is completed, catheter is removed and incision is closed assuring hemostatis. The closure code gets bundled into 49083.