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    Hello all,
    Had amputation on the left index finger (26951-F1) but at the end of the op note states
    "Then 2 nonabsorbable sutures in the adjacent long finger nail bed were removed and a light dressing applied on long finger"

    This procedure was done w/ MAC. Can I bill for this? 15851 states (other than local).....
    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Dezenzo View Post
    Hello all,
    Had amputation on the left index finger (26951-F1) but at the end of the op note states
    "Then 2 nonabsorbable sutures in the adjacent long finger nail bed were removed and a light dressing applied on long finger"

    This procedure was done w/ MAC. Can I bill for this? 15851 states (other than local).....
    Thanks for any help!
    yes, if you are sure that it wasnt that doc that put them in originally, otherwise it will be 15850

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