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What is CPT code for incision and drainage?
Last Updated: 28th February, 2020
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Simply so, what is the difference between CPT code 10060 and 10061?
Answer: A simple I&D includes drainage of the pus or purulence from the cyst or abscess and is reported with CPT 10060. CPT 10061 often involves larger abscesses requiring probing to break up loculations and packing to promote ongoing drainage.
One may also ask, does CPT code 10060 need a modifier? You can use Modifier 58 for this case. Staged or Related Procedure or Service by the Same Physician During the Postoperative Period. 10060 has a global period of 10 days and the patient returned only after 6 days.
Keeping this in consideration, what is simple incision and drainage?
A simple I&D includes drainage of the pus or purulence from the cyst or abscess. The incision is left open to drain on its own, allowing for healing with normal wound care.
Does debridement include incision and drainage?
A procedure called Irrigation & Debridement is one of several treatments that can be used to fight bone or joint infection. Another procedure called Incision & Drainage can be used to treat an abscess. It may be performed in a doctor's office or in the operating room.