In Coding
Nov 28th, 2017
Removal of a foreign object from the external auditory canal without general anesthesia is coded 69200 Removal foreign body from external auditory canal; without general anesthesia. This code is unilateral; therefore, if the patient sticks a Cocoa Puff™ in both ears, report 69200 on a single claim detail line and append modifier 50 Bilateral procedure. Note: ...
As curious kids, the sage advice “Don’t put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow” didn’t stop my friends or me from putting many things into our ears (and mouths and noses) that weren’t intended to go there. As a (sensible adult) coder, now when an object ends up in an ear, I need ...
In Billing
Sep 1st, 2009
In the last EdgeBlast issue, we reported that HCPCS Level II codes for the H1N1 vaccine and Bevacizumab injection were recently added to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB), but you should also note other important changes this year’s October update holds in store. MPFSDB October Update Brings More Changes was last modified: July ...