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    Anchorage, Alaska

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    I need to know the code a Chest Tube removal only. My provider did not put in the chest tube but pateint came in to office and provider removed the tube. How do we code this?


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    I was always told the chest tube removal in included with the E/M. It doesn't matter who put it in. You would have to pick the level of service accordingly.

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