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CPT 15826, Under Other Repair (Closure) Procedures on the Integumentary System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 15826 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Other Repair (Closure) Procedures on the Integumentary System.

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