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Removal Foreign Body fingertip - Need CPT ding advice

Jeffry Posted Fri 30th of October, 2015 10:02:38 AM

Removal Foreign Body fingertip - no incision

i.e. like fishing hook or needle from sewing machine (the FB was in the subcutaneous tissues) not in tendon, not in bone

What is the best code for this?

There is a code for removal FB foot, subcutaneous(28190)
There is a code for removal FB in muscle or tendon sheath, simp,e (20520)

SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of November, 2015 08:42:24 AM

There is no specific code for Removal of Foreign Body without incision.So, if service is performed in office visit or emergency than inconclusive in E/M code otherwise code for unlisted skin section.

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