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  1. #1
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    Default Finger Ring removal

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    Please help me as Dx coding for "Finger Ring removal".

    Patient come to ED for this & he is unable to remove his ring from his finger.

    Can I code for this like, 915.6 & E917.4 Or else this is a medical case.

    Revert ASAP. Thanks.

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    Nashville AAPC Chapter

    Default finger ring removal

    If the finger is not infected use and stricture ecode: 915.8, E928.5

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    Hey Michelle,

    Thanks again. Yaa, I get this, but if suferficial injury is not mentioned do we code like 959.5 or 915.6 B'coz ring is foreign object.

    Please revert.


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