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FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL

Shade Posted Mon 03rd of November, 2014 12:59:45 PM

WHAT IS THE CPT CODE FOR FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL FROM ANKLE. I CHECKED FOR IT BUT COULD NOT FIND IT UNDER FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL. PLS. HELP. A QUICK RESPONSE WILL BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 03rd of November, 2014 13:31:03 PM

Thanks for your question. Please provide additional information so that we can provide the appropriate code. How was the procedure performed?

Shade Posted Mon 03rd of November, 2014 13:32:25 PM

Glass residue was removed from pt, ankle.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 03rd of November, 2014 14:08:25 PM

See procedure codes 10120; Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; simple and 10121; Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; complicated. Review the descriptions to determine which would be appropriate according to your documentation. Without specific information regarding the procedure, we cannot provide a definitive answer. Please let us know if you have additional questions after reviewing the details on these codes. Hope this helps.

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