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Thread: Extractration of Foreskin from Bathing suit

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    Default Extractration of Foreskin from Bathing suit

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    I have a child who is uncircumcised who's foreskin got stuck in the netting of his bathing suit. The doctor was able to remove the netting w/ forceps and scissors w/out difficultly.
    Would this be coded as just and E/M office visit or is there code for this? I don't really think this qualifies as a foreign body/removal.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    coded as an office visit

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    I agree code only the office visit. I see this just like a ring removal from finger.

    Dawn

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    could possibly qualify as manipulation of foreskin. check your cpt

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    could possibly qualify as foreskin manipulation. check your cpt

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    I don't think it qualifies for manipulation of foreskin code 54450 - that's whole different procedure (and reason for it). Code the E/M level - (poor little boy, how traumatic for him!)

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