Foreign Body not found

Hulah

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A patient went into the Urgent Care Center for a FB (rice or playdoh) in their right ear. (per father)
Upon exam, there was no FB found.
The Center coded T16.1XXA FB Right ear. Is that correct if no FB was present?
I'm thinking Observation or Encounter for code but i'm not sure. Can anyone advise?
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Hulah
 

ltrue

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I would use Z03.89 (observation for other suspected diseases and conditions ruled out since it was ruled out. Hope that helps!
 
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