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How do you report myringotomy tubes in place?

  1. Default How do you report myringotomy tubes in place?
    Medical Coding Books
    The provider documents "S/P myringotomy tubes", and in PE documents "myringotomy tubes B/L". How would you code for the presence of the myringotomy tubes in this 5 year old? Is is approprite to report V44.8 - other artificial opening staus?

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    Tuscaloosa, AL
    What brought the patient to the office? What was the diagnosis?

    Jerri, CPC
    Jerri, CPC

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    Patient brought to office for well child, filling out of school forms. Provider documented "Myringotomy tubes in place"

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    Columbia, MO
    There is no code for the myringotomy status. And no you would not use other artificial opening status. This is just a well child status so go with a V20.x.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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