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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado

    Question Ring Removal

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    Isn't ring removal reported with the E/M? What if it is removed for a finger fracture - then wouldn't it be part of the fracture care? I have a doctor who wants to report ulisted CPT 26989.

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    Default Susan Cohen, RHIA, CPC

    The ring removal is included in the E/M. It would also be included within a fracture care code.

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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    Thanks for confirming what I thought! Happy New Year!

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