Wound exploration with foreign body removal

PennyG

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Patient was involved in an automobile accident on 01/10/2020. Sustained rib fractures and a laceration of the cheek which did not require sutures per the emergency room report. Presents to our office on 01/17/2020 stating she thinks there are foreign bodies in the cheek laceration. Provider anesthetizes the wound, explores and removes 2 foreign bodies (glass) from wound. How or what procedure codes should I be looking at?
 

AaPe12

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If there was an incision and we are talking about subcutaneous tissues, you may want to look at CPT 10120. If the provider describes a difficult or complicated procedure, you may want to look to CPT 10121.
 
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