A child is seen for injuries incurred when she tripped on a wooden deck and fell onto a broken and sharp edge of a glass planter. A 0.5-cm laceration on her right second digit is repaired with simple 1-layer closure, and an incision is required to remove a splinter from the subcutaneous tissue of her left foot. What are the appropriate codes for reporting these procedures?

The procedures provided were simple repair of a 0.5-cm laceration of the right second digit and incision and removal of a foreign body from the subcutaneous tissue of the left foot. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes for these procedures are

The Medicaid National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits bundle repair codes with removal of foreign body because wound repair, codes 12001–13153, should not be reported separately to describe closure of incisions for surgical procedures. However, the procedures in this example...

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