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    I am trying to find a cpt code for removal bullet fragments in scalp the 20100 series does not have anything for the scalp and the physican is also closing with a deep layered closure. I could go the the skin section any ideas

    Any help appreciated: confused:
    Last edited by jsharkey; 04-08-2011 at 12:00 PM.

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    Apr 2007


    10121? Not that great an option though

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    Apr 2007


    It looks as though the best code would be a complex repair code for the scalp (codes 13120-13122).

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    Grand Rapids, MI


    I would look at 20520 or 20525.
    LoDawn Young, CPC
    Trinity Health

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