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    Default Phalanx fracture and foreign body removal

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    Patient presented with a nail gun injury, construction nail through the mid phalanx of left index finger, the patient also has a mid phalanx fracture. The nail was removed and patient was splinted. Are both the removal of the nail and the fracture care coded, or does one include the other? I also could not locate a foreign body removal for the finger, except for those specific to the joints of the finger-this was mid phalanx. Please advise and provide CPTs if at all possible.

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    Fracture care supercedes any other treatment at same location. It should be coded as 26735.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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