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SLELISON

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I am also new to ENT, what dx would you use for removal of retained ear tubes?


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69424, but if new tubes are put in after the removal of the old ones it is 69436 which includes the removal..also if it is just a removal and any patches are used, don't forget to code them..Hope this helps

It really depends on what else the Dr. does.
 

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Will the tubes be removed under general anesthesia or without. Gen'l is coded 69424, but if there is a paper patch, don't forget to also code that or if new tubes are put in then the removal is included. If no anesthesia, you could possibly code as 69210 a foreign body. I really depends on what the Dr. does after the tube removal and why it is being removed. Hope this helps..

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SLELISON

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thank you all for your response. I am coding 69424 and 69610 for the patch. I was just having a hard time finding a dx for retained ear tubes.

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dx code V53.09

385.83 is for foreign body and would not be used in this scenario. For removal of the tubes, I use V53.09 - fitting and adjustment (which includes removal of).
LaSeille Willard, CPC
 
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