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    Pt came in to have a ring that was stuck to their finger removed. Provider cut it off. We know that removal of a foreign body in the absence of an incision is inclusive of the E/M, but what ICD-9-CM code should be used?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by dballard2004 View Post
    Pt came in to have a ring that was stuck to their finger removed. Provider cut it off. We know that removal of a foreign body in the absence of an incision is inclusive of the E/M, but what ICD-9-CM code should be used?
    Maybe something from 915.X (8 or 9) with E928.5 ?

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    Makes sense! Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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