DX for perforation of tympanic membrane

cmoon

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We need a dx for a 'hole in the tympanic membrance secondary to eustation tube removal'. We have 384.20 for the perf but can't find a good code for the 'due to'. Any advice on where to begin? It's for a pre-auth for a 2nd opinion. Thanks.
 

vj_tiwari

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Hey :)

Can you please specify like actually for which condition you need a ICD 9 CM? Sorry but it's not clear like for DX for perforation of tympanic membrane or 'hole in the tympanic membrance secondary to eustation tube removal' or even " good code for the 'due to'"...!!!

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ali082005

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tympanic membrance

We need a dx for a 'hole in the tympanic membrance secondary to eustation tube removal'. We have 384.20 for the perf but can't find a good code for the 'due to'. Any advice on where to begin? It's for a pre-auth for a 2nd opinion. Thanks.
'"Hole" in the tympanic membrance "secondary" to me would mean "perforation" in the tympanic membrance. I would use 384.20 as dx. As far as secondary to "eustation tube removal" it may be bundled. I suggest you request clarification from the physician.
 
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