Results 1 to 2 of 2

Cerumen removal

  1. #1
    Question Cerumen removal
    Exam Training Packages
    My Dr.s go into Nursing Homes to do cerumen removal. If the Dr. starts the procedure and the patient will not sit for the procedure so the Dr has to stop, can I bill 69210 with a 53 mod or a 52? (99% of the time primary ins is Medicare) I use to not bill 69210 jut an E/M, but the Dr's were told they could. (you know how Dr.'s know all about coding. lol). I cannot find anything on the net regarding this. Please help. Thank you.

  2. Default
    You can bill the 69210 with a mod -52..."under certain circumstances a service or procedure is partially reduced or eliminated at the physicians discretion". Just make sure there is appropriate documentation supporting as to why the service was eliminated.

Similar Threads

  1. Cerumen Removal - The description for 69210
    By ieshiarenee in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-09-2015, 12:21 PM
  2. cerumen removal - second opinion
    By chasarmil in forum Internal Medicine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-30-2014, 02:14 PM
  3. cerumen removal
    By EHCS in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-08-2014, 01:38 PM
  4. Cerumen Removal - I've been struggling with billing for bot
    By BABS37 in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-19-2014, 06:12 PM
  5. Cerumen Removal
    By cwilson3333 in forum Internal Medicine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-30-2012, 07:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.