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Explore Your Options for Foreign Body Removal Using Laryngoscopy

Question: The provider did a laryngoscopy along with removal of a foreign body. Please advise which code we should use. There are so many different foreign body removal codes that are applicable during a laryngoscopy. Is it possible to assess this just by seeing the patient documentation? Michigan Subscriber Answer: Yes, you do have four codes to choose from to report a [...]