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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Capital City Coders

    Question Wound Exploration

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    CC: Sliver in big toe

    Procedure Note:

    "Site anesthetized w/ 1ml lidoc 1%. Using 11 blade incised along track of splinter, no FB. Scrubbed and flushed."

    I am conflicted on what, if any, code to use here. 20103 seems excessive, but any other code I look at specifies FB removal. Any thoughts?

    Tiffany Huffman, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Phoenix, AZ


    I would definitely not use the 20103. I would use the 10120 and V65.5. As you stated, I think 20103 is excessive.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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