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    Default placement of hematoma drain?

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    a very large amount of old clotted blood was evacuated. a extensor tenosynovectomy was performed on all extensors. the wound was irrigated and debrided. two small silicone drains were placed.

    i have 10140 for the evac of the hematoma, but i cannot find the code for the drain placement and also how do i code for all the tenosynovectomies?
    is it possible to put a # of units on 26140?

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    drains are incidental to the surgical procedure and not seperately reportable
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    GREAT thank you!!

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