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procedure code

Rana Posted Mon 05th of August, 2019 14:07:11 PM
i need to know what procedure code i can use...The doctor collected and cultured for tear duc pus of the lacrimal sac. he did not ID he more or less squeezed and use swab to collect to put in specimen tube he did not smear onto slide. what code can i use. thanks
SuperCoder Answered Tue 06th of August, 2019 10:07:33 AM


Thanks for your question.

Since the doctor squeezed and use swab to collect the specimen in tube, the procedure should be included with E/M service.

Hope this helps.




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