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    What CPT should be billed for removal of an internal vicryl suture that never absorbed from a hysterectomy in 2003. It was performed in office with local anesthesia. The physician had to make a small incision to remove it that did not require sutures. Thanks for any help.

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    how about 10120 Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; simple
    10121 Complicated

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    The reason I was not comfortable with those codes is that I was told it was not considered sub-Q tissue. Thanks.

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