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

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

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    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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