CPT® 21812, Under Fracture and/or Dislocation Procedures on the Neck (Soft Tissues) and Thorax

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 21812 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Fracture and/or Dislocation Procedures on the Neck (Soft Tissues) and Thorax.

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Summary

The provider treats broken ribs, usually as the result of trauma, through an open surgical approach. The provider may treat four to six ribs with internal fixation techniques, and he may perform a thoracoscopy for better visualization of the procedure.

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