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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Jamaica/ Manhattan

    Exclamation 31635

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    Is the mechanical removal of a mucous plug the same as foreign body removal?

    Bronchoscopy, rigid or flexible, including fluoroscopic guidance, when performed; with removal of foreign body

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda

    Default Mucus plug

    No, anything that can form naturally in that location is not considered foreign. We use either the 31645 or a 31622 depending on what happened during the bronch.

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