AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 3 (March)

Reporting Abscess Drainage (March 1998)

March 1998 pages 8-9 Coding Communication Reporting Abscess Drainage In CPT 1998, several new codes were added to accurately reflect the treatment and management involved in performing percutaneous abscess drainage. In addition, two new codes were also added to:     describe the injection of contrast material into a previously accessed abscess or cyst drainage catheter in order to confirm catheter position or communication with adjacent structures; and     describe the exchange of a previously placed abscess or cyst drainage catheter under radiologic guidance. Here is a list of the new and revised codes for percutaneous abscess drainage. 32201Pneumonostomy; with percutaneous drainage...

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