removal foreign body finger

kimb

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does anyone know the correct code for removal of foreign body from the finger. The one I am looking at is:

20520 - simple

I did not see one in the Integumentary section
 

808coder

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FB Removal - Finger

20520 - is for head neck region FB

26070 - is for Arthrotomy, w/ exploration, drainage, OR removal of loose FB; carpometacarl joint

A simple FB 10120, ie splinter, glass , sewing needle (these would require an Incision and unable to remove w/ tweezers).

If Complicated FB 10121 (as described by Encoder) you would go a little deeper than subcutaneous which involves dissection of tissues to reach the embedded FB.

hope this helps!
 
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