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Get Off on Right Foot with FBR Coding

Question: A 44-year-old established patient reported with a splinter lodged in his foot, and the nonphysician practitioner (NPP) removed it. How should I code for the splinter removal? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: The coding for this scenario will depend on several questions. For coding purposes, the definition of foreign body removal (FBR) is that the provider must make an incision when removing the [...]