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Foreign body codes usually get over, but watch for problems – and play the odds on 65210

Published Aug 13, 2018
Last Reviewed Aug 16, 2018
There are 115 CPT codes accepted by Medicare that relate to the removal of a foreign body, and in 2016, the most recent year for which we have Medicare data, they were used only 491,376 times, with 18 codes being used fewer than 100 times, and 62163 (Neuroendoscopy, intracranial; with retrieval of foreign body) used zero times.

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