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    Question Opinion if wording should be changed

    The doctor said he did a bilateral myringotomy with tympanostomy tube placement. I wanted to get an opinion about the bold line in the following op report: The right ear was initially examined using the operating microscope. Cerumen was removed with a curette. Using a myringotomy knife, an...
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    ICD-10-CM for bilateral ear tube placement for hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    Hello, I have a patient that is having bilateral ear tubes-to prevent any problems with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The patient does not have any otorrhea, vertigo, subjective hearing loss, or tinnitus. No recent URI. I was thinking of Z40.8 but I am not sure. The patient has Medicare...
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    Coding Op Advice?

    Provider want to code unlisted? Procedure: Right myringotomy tube insertion, left middle ear exploration The patient was brought to the operating room, laid in the supine position, and administered mask anesthesia. An IV has been started and IV med was given. The right was examined. Using...