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Family Practice Coding Alert

Procedure Coding:
Take These Tips, Learn the Ins and Outs of FBRs

Report 69200/69205 for ear procedures. Coders will often face encounter forms that involve a foreign body removal (FBR). Providers that perform foreign body removals (FBRs) need to have coders that know you cannot report the standard FBR codes — 10120 (Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; simple) or 10121 (… complicated) — for ear FBRs. The key to [...]