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    Is there a code for manual disempaction of feces (for the diagnosis of fecal impaction, ICD-9-CM 560.39) without moderate or deep sedation performed at the patient's bedside?

    (45915, removal of fecal impaction is used when the procedure was performed under anesthesia, which this was not.)

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    If there's no anesthesia involved, you would need to code the appropriate E&M service.


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