December 1, 2022
A patient had a craniotomy a week ago and the provider is doing a removal of a retain drain of post op wound in the operating room. What is the best code to use 10120?
The best code is 10121, incision and drainage of foreign body, complex, since this required a return to the OR and was done for retained cranial drain. Remember to add a 78 modifier, for a return to the OR.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/01/22.
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