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    Question Xyphoidectomy

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    Can anyone give me the code for a xiphoidectomy please? I'm looking in the manual, but am not finding anything. It may be that I'm just looking too hard. Anyway, any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Last edited by dzanoni; 10-07-2009 at 03:47 PM. Reason: misspelled xiphoid

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    Probably code 21620. The xiphoid process is part of the sternum.

    Lisi, CPC

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    Thank you. I wasn't even leaning that direction, but it makes sense. I really appreciate the input.

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