AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Incision and Drainage of Neck Abscess

A 63-year-old woman, who presents with right neck swelling, redness and drainage from a previous surgical incision, demonstrates a subcutaneous fluid collection on computed tomography (CT). She underwent incision and drainage (I&D) of her neck abscess. A skin incision in the right neck was done, encountering purulent drainage, followed by blunt dissection until the cavity was visualized and septations opened. At the completion of surgery, a Penrose drain was placed and secured. What is the correct ICD-10-PCS procedure code? ...

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