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Need help with a finger sx result of an injury

  1. #1
    Pensacola , Florida
    Thumbs up Need help with a finger sx result of an injury
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    Pt had an injury to finger - does not tell me what - just trauma to ulnar digital nerve

    He was performing a 64831 and 64890 ( now Ive got it

    but when he started and got to point of injury he had to remove foreign bodies I code that as well ?

    What code would I use ?
    Can I code it with 64831 and 64890 since he was doing the repair surgery anyway ??

    Thanks !!!
    Last edited by Justarose; 02-13-2009 at 11:26 AM. Reason: delete please found answer

  2. #2
    I think I would query the doctor for the type of injury.

    This could possibly be a debridement of a fracture (11011-11012)that is unmentioned.
    If not a fracture, then I would look at the 11040-11044 codes for debridement.

    There are really too many "IFS" for your scenario to give you a straight answer.

  3. #3
    Pensacola , Florida
    Thanks true blue ... I appreciate your help : -)

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