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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Seattle First Hill

    Default Cochlear implant removal

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    One of our MDs performed a removal of a cochlear implant, which he did not previously implant (was implanted by outside MD). Does anyone know if the removal is billable separately? and if so, should I use the unlisted code 69949?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 20680?

    Does 20680 cover the documented procedure? If not I would use an unlisted code.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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