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    Question ear wax removal

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    Why can't i code an earwax removal 69210 with an Office Visit (w/ -25) if i only have a dx code of 382.9 (otitis media). Do i need to add another dx code due to the extent of the exam (vitals, etc). They are only paying for the 69210 and it pays so little. HELP.

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    Ft. Worth, Texas


    Did you attach 380.4 to 69210 and 382.xx to the e/m?


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