Does a physician have to remove cerumen to bill 69210 or 69209 or can a nurse remove it and still bill? Has anyone billed the 69209 and what is the reimbursement for it?
Does there have to be an order from the provider before the MA can perform this procedure? Is an e/m code able to be billed on the same day? For instance, if patient sees the doctor for ear pain and then the MA does the removal of impacted cerumen, can we bill both the appropriate e/m code and 69209? What if patient sees the doctor for something unrelated, can 69209 be billed too?