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    I need help with a finger amputation procedure, report reads as follows:
    Amputation of left ring finger with avulsion.

    Reimplantation of lt ring finger with microvascular reconnection of one digital artery, two dorsal veins, digital nerve and pinning/k wire fixation of one bone.

    The finger was in a cup of ice so this was a total amputated finger that was reattached. I know if this was a partial I would just code the repair work but in this case can I code the repair work separately? Dr also did a debridment is that coded separately or included?
    The code I chose for the amputation that I chose is: 20822 and 69990 can anyone help with the codes for this procedure?


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    looking at the lay description for 20822 it appears that the debridement and suture of all structures are included in this procedure.

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