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CPT 20670 removal of implant

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    Just looking for some adivce...
    I have a pt who is still in a global from having ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition on her hand. The doctor places a K-wire below the skin to hold it. Three weeks later the pt comes in for follow up and it is noted that the K-wire has migrated and is now protruding dorsally from her hand. After a sterile prep, the doctor removes the wire. Would it be appropriate to bill 20670? No incision was made and pt is in a global.
    Any thoughts????

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    Was this done in the office or back to the OR?

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    this was done in the office during a scheduled follow up appt. I didn't think it was billable, but wanted opinions from others. Thanks!

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    Then you are correct this is not a billable charge.

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    I agree!!! not billable
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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