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Practice Management Alert

Procedure Coding:
Carve FBR Evidence From Claim Before Choosing Code

Careful, that splinter removal might be an E/M service. Let’s say your physician is removing something simple from a patient’s skin, such as a splinter. In clinical terms, you’d call the service a foreign body removal (FBR). Not so fast: In coding terms, you cannot code all FBRs as such. When a physician performs FBRs, you’ll have to decide whether [...]