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  1. Question 69222
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone have a good dx for a debridement of the mastoid bowl other than cerumen impaction? It is not technically cerumen, but I didn't know if FB of the mastoid would work. Thank you

  2. #2
    High Point, NC
    Why is the patient having a debridement of the mastoid cavity? Has the patient had a mastoidectomy? There are several dx that would be correct based on the presenting problem.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

  3. #3
    Stuart Sailfish Chapter
    Again, why is the patient having the mastoid debridement. Normally the patient would have post granulation of the mastoid cavity 383.33, or mastoiditis 383.1.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Director of Operations
    Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, PA

    "Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer"

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    yes the patient has had a mastoidectomy. Thank you for your help!

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