No you cannot charge the 69210 without the use of instruments.
I don't have the link handy but here is a quote from AAO-NHS and Cpt Assistant
"If, however, the wax is truly impacted, then its removal should be reported with 69210 if performed by a physician using at a minimum an otoscope and instruments such as wax curettes, or in the case of many otolaryngologists, with an operating microscope and suction plus specific ear instruments."
- ICD-10 Trainings
- Comprehensive Courses
- CPC (Certified Professional Coder)
- COC (Certified Outpatient Coder)
- CIC (Certified Inpatient Coder) NEW!
- CRC (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) NEW!
- CPB (Certified Professional Biller)
- CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor)
- CDEO (Certified Documentation Expert – Outpatient) NEW!
- CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager)
- CPCO (Certified Professional Compliance Officer)
- VIEW ALL CERTIFICATIONS
Coding / Billing Solutions
- Audit / Compliance Solutions
Job Experience / Apprentice Removal
News / Discussion
- Other Resources
- Book Store
- Log In / Join