What is the CPT(procedure)code and ICD-9-CM(diagnosis) code?

Reason for visit: Established patient for excision of sebaceous cyst on her face. She has history of repeated infections in the cyst.
Procedure note: Area prepped and infiltrated with local anesthetic. The skin was incised and the 1 cm cyst and its wall were removed. The cavity irrigated and closed. There were no complications. Patient was discharged and will f/u next week for suture removal. Instructions on scar care including sun avoidance were given.
Asked Apr 23, 2013
In a concise statement, ICD-9 is the code used to describe the condition or disease being treated, also known as the diagnosis. CPT is the code used to describe the treatment and diagnostic services provided for that diagnosis.
Answered Aug 24, 2022

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