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    Question Removal of Foreign body

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    How do I code the removal of a 1 1/4 inch splinter removed from dermis or epidermis by excision? An excision was made to remove the splinter . The excision site was repaired by 2 sutures (length of excision site not known at this time)

    UPDATE: thanks for the suggestions. We talked with the provider and got the measurements of the excision site 2.5 and coded a repair.
    Last edited by BrendaC1957; 02-12-2010 at 02:03 PM.

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    Apr 2007
    Kokomo, IN


    look at 10120
    Anna Weaver, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Associate Auditor

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    It also depends on site. For example: 28190 - removal of foreign body, foot; subcutaneous.

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