Contraceptive capsules (e.g. Levonorgestrel) are inserted subdermally, under the patient's arm skin. These capsules then release levels of synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. These capsules eventually release all of their synthetic hormone and have to be removed and/or replaced if the patient chooses.
This CPT code is used for the removal of implantable contraceptive capsules that have been previously implanted under the skin of the patient's arms and now need to be removed.
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