I'm just guessing here, but I don't think it qualifies for 2 codes. The pair you mentioned has an NCCI edit of 1, so they'd have to be separate procedures to be billed together - it sounds like your doctor only did one actual procedure, so I'd stick to finding the code for the furthest extent of the procedure. I'm not sure about the codes, but it seems to me like the procedure being described fits with either 20103 or 10121; I'm not sure which one, though (if either) - I can't decide if this counts as "penetrating trauma", since the examples given are gunshot, stabbing, etc. - it seems like getting stabbed in the foot with a giant nail should be considered penetrating trauma, but I've been wrong before! I hope something I just said was useful to you!
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