Earlobe FB removal with incision

hallansmom

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What cpt is appropriate to use for a FB removal of the earlobe without an incision being made? The doc literally squeezed the earring backing out of the earlobe. Please advise.......
 
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Niantic, CT
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If there was no instrumentation or anesthesia, we're talking a pair of gloves and a squeeze, just chart the E/M service, you really can't bill a procedure.
 
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Did the physician document a separate "procedure note"? Or just the E/M note indicating he was able to remove the earring back by applying pressure, etc... Are you charging both E/M and procedure or just charging for the procedure?
 
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