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Dec 23rd, 2016 - Prindt

Attempted Removal of Foreign Body

Good Morning:

Looking for feedback on how other coders would code this scenario:

After the area was cleansed and prepped 2% Xylocaine with epinephrine was infused. A 1.0 cm incision was made. A small track was discovered but no foreign body was removed. There was no pus or increased bleeding. The area was probed and palpated multiple times with no foreign body felt.
Incision was closed with 3 4-0 nylon sutures

Again, attempted removal of foreign body with no foreign body discovered.
Should I code with 10120 with a 52 modifier?

Thank you.

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