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Cochlear implant removal

  1. #1
    Seattle First Hill
    Default Cochlear implant removal
    Medical Coding Books
    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
    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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