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    Others opinions please. Is irrigation of ear canal included in the E/M or a separately billable procedure?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Columbia, MO


    there is no procedure code for the irrigation therefore it is a part of th E&M.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    "Removal of non-impacted cerumen is not reported seperately and is included when an E&M code is reported"- from 3M

    Hope this helps!

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    York, Pa


    Quote Originally Posted by rhblevins61@yahoo.com View Post
    Others opinions please. Is irrigation of ear canal included in the E/M or a separately billable procedure?

    Thanks for any help.
    I would first like to ask if you have a note that we can look at. If this was for an impaction it is possible to bill for it but it will depend. Is this something that your provider does routinely?
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

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