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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Des Moines

    Default Tympanostomy

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    How would you code a tympanostomy procedure on one ear, and the surgeon see's that a previous tympanostomy on the other ear has a tube coming out and replaces just the tube? How about 69436-50-52, reduced services being not actually making an incision for the tube? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    durham, nc


    I believe you would be okay billing 69436-50-52. That is how I bill when this happens!
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Without seeing the documentation ...

    This is NOT my area of expertise, and without seeing the procedure note ...

    I'd be inclined to code (not knowing which was done in full and which reduced) ...

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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