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Coding for slit lamp without a foreign body removal

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    Cadillac Michigan
    Question Coding for slit lamp without a foreign body removal
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    We code for an emergency room and our provider wants to know why he cannot bill for the slit lamp when he does not remove a foreign body. He still did the same procedure. Can the slit lamp-cpt code 65222 with modifier 52 for reduced services as no foreign body was found and removed??? Seeking clarification.

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    Default response to CODING FOR SLIT LAMP W/O A FB REMOVAL
    I wouldn't imagine you could use 65222-52 seeing the code is for FB removal....
    not slit lamp w/FB removal

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