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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Atlanta Perimeter Georgia Chapter

    Default Staples removal

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    Hi need help,

    Does anyone know the proper procedure code for staples removal. PT went to the ER were staples were done few days later pt primary physician remove the staples.

    Thank you in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    There is no procedure code you use an e&m code

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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