ASC Coding Guidance: CPT 10060 vs. CPT 10061
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CPT 10060 (incision and drainage of abscess – simple or single) or CPT 10061 (incision and drainage of abscess – complicated or multiple): How do you determine which to use?
If the surgeon leaves the incision of a simple or single abscess removal open to drain on its own, CPT 10060 should be used.
If there is need to place a drain or pack to allow for continuous drainage it may be appropriate to use CPT 10061. Make sure the operative note reflects documentation for the procedure code.
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