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    Any suggestions how to code the following:
    Bug bite with infection near the R ear. Area prepped in sterile fashion. Pt prefers not to have lidocaine injection. Scalpel used to cut off upper scab until viable tissue found. Minimal bleeding. No discharge/abscess noted. No culture taken.
    Last edited by cshiel; 06-09-2009 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Changing title

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    Apr 2007
    Lauderdale Lakes, FL


    no wonder noone replied to this!

    What did the practitioner do? Remove the scab?

    Level 2 office visit?

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