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April 2012
Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert;Apr2012, Vol. 4 Issue 4, pp30
The article presents questions and answers related to medical coding which include the clarification for a simple and complex incision and drainage, reporting of a fracture care, and a time limit on billing a patient for their balance.


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