AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 8 (August)

Musculoskeletal, 20100-20103 (Q&A) (August 1996)

August 1996 page 11b Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal, 20100-20103 (Q&A) Question Is the removal of a foreign body(s) included in the Wound Exploration - Trauma (eg, Penetrating Gunshot, Stab Wound) series of codes, or can I report an additional code for the foreign body removal? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, as stated in the guidelines found on page 73 of CPT 1996, these codes (20100-20103) do include removal of foreign body(s). Therefore, an additional code would not be reported for foreign body removal. Musculoskeletal, 20100-20103 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1996; August 1996 page 11b ...

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