Regina Posted Tue 08th of May, 2012 20:04:39 PM
5 mo old baby presents to ED with hair tourniquet around finger. Would this procedure be included in E/M?
Procedure: hair tourniquet cut off left fourth distal phalanx using curved scissors with total removal of multiple strands of hair.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of May, 2012 20:32:37 PM
Hello - It sounds as if it wasn't subcutaneous, so, yes, include the removal in the E/M.