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    Default Removal of pectus bar

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    Hi everyone,
    Need some advised in the following scenerio;

    a patient had a pectus excavatum repair about a year ago, now he is coming in for the removal of the metal bar/plate... the only codes I was able to find were 20680-removal of implant or the unlisted code of 21899-neck and thorax.

    Can anyone please direct me to the right code - not sure if these codes are even correct.

    Thanks in advance.

    Last edited by MBA2; 07-28-2011 at 02:54 PM.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 20680

    20680 is what we use.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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