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Multiple FBs

Question: How should I report the encounter when the ophthalmologist removes a pair of non-magnetic ocular foreign bodies (FBs) from the patient’s cornea? Can I report two codes? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: You should report a single CPT code for both removals.   Explanation: When your ophthalmologist removes multiple foreign bodies from the same site of the same eye, you’ll report a single [...]