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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

FBR Strategies:

4 Questions Help You Decide When to Code Foreign Body Removal

Hint: It’s not always just about location and depth. If the surgeon removes any object not part of the human anatomy, he technically performs a foreign body removal (FBR). Unfortunately, this straightforward logic doesn’t carry over into coding principles.  To be sure you’re reporting FBR procedures appropriately, you’ll have to answer four questions. 1. Was an Incision Made or a [...]