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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default cpt CODE HELP

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    Hello Everyone

    Left carotid artery excision for tumor of carotid body.Answer is 60605 ( I checked the answer book)

    Can anyone tell me how to find that answer through the Index in CPT book? ( I tried under Excision/removal) I could not find it.

    I need help

    thank you

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Excision, Carotid Artery

    Sure ... it's right there
    Carotid Artery .... 60605

    You need to be able to carefully determine WHAT is being excised. In this case the carotid artery ... not just the tumor.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Thank you Tessa. Yes I got it now

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