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Most major cities are listed, but if the one needed is not on the list, choose "rest of" followed by the state name.
Type the five-digit code into the code field and click on "enter." If the code is not available, continue to step four.
Type in the name of the procedure to obtain the code and the description.
To reduce the number of codes to choose from, use a medical dictionary to find the term for the body part or procedure, and then type in the term.
Set aside some time to search through the various codes to find the specific one needed.