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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Think Outside the Box for Implanted Screw of Mouth Removal

Question: I could use help working on a foreign body removal (FBR) operative report. The surgeon made a 2 cm incision into the lingual frenulum. Dissection was then made through the floor of the mouth, down to the foreign body, which was a 3 mm displaced titanium screw. Does this qualify as 40805 or should I report an unlisted code? [...]