Cerumen removal

July 2004
Medical Economics;7/9/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 13, p24
Trade Publication
Explains what a physician should do in order to bill for code 69210, which is the removal of impacted cerumen in one or both ears. Need for the physician to ensure that the circumstances allow him/her to code separately for the procedure and an office visit; Need to use a syringe or water pick in order to report 69210; Observation that some carriers accept 69210 only for manual disimpaction under binocular magnification.


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