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    Default Microscope Used During Foreign Object Removal

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    When an OP report states ...with microcope in place.... does that mean an operating microscope was used and I should use 69990? Microsurgery was not stated in the OP report and it seems the microscope was only used for better visualization.

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    I do not bill for the 69990 because is usually included in the main procedure; the only carrier that I have seen that pays for it is medicaid when a microscope is used to insert tubes...hope this helps!

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    Thank you!

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