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  1. Question debridement amputation
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    I've never seen this before in the ED...and am unsure on the CPT to use...

    The patient has a distal fingertip amputation..the ER phys procedure note states..
    Tissue debrided from left ring finger distal tuft of distal phalynx. cleansed with betadine and saline. Patient was anesthetized wih sensorcaine. I used the bone clippers and removed the distal tuft and filed it to smooth. after aggressive irrigation and bony debridement i pulled together the soft tissues of the remaining digital tip and covered the bone using 5 3.0 polysorbs simple interrupted. Patient splinted and directed to f/u with ortho in 24 hrs.

    Can I use 11012 and the 29130-51 ?
    Thank you for your help!

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    facility coder- sounds like 26951 amputation and direct closure debridement and splinting would be included

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