Question ear wick removal

njbrown

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Can a provider bill for removal of ear wick and is there specific dx code to use or could I use the dx that was originally given?
 

thomas7331

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There is no specific CPT code for the removal - if it does not involve an incision or surgical technique, then it would just be considered a part of the E/M service. If the only documented reason for the visit was to remove the wick, you can use a diagnosis code of Z46.89 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices - removal or replacement of a device is included in the Z46 category per ICD-10.
 
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