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    Default Right tympanoplasty via the postauricular approach.

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    How would you code this? Right tympanoplasty via the postauricular approach.

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    Not having the op note for any more details, I'd say 69631-RT.

    In the lay description of 69631, it states "the physician makes an incision in the ear canal skin through a postauricular or transcanal approach..."

    Hope this helps.

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    69631, if reconstruction of malleus, incus, stapes or removing mastoid process was done you can bill separately


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