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CPT 00406, Under Anesthesia for Procedures on the Thorax (Chest Wall and Shoulder Girdle)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 00406 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Anesthesia for Procedures on the Thorax (Chest Wall and Shoulder Girdle).

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