June 2, 2022
I am trying to code an I&D of a pilonidal cyst. CPT 10080 is simple and 10081 is complicated. How to do I know which code to choose?
Great question, you would report CPT 10081 (complicated) if the procedure requires marsupialization, approximation of the wound’s edges, and/or primary closure.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/02/22.