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Old 11-18-2010, 03:24 PM
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Question External ear excision

In need of code for an excision of cartilage mass from external ear (pinna). The doctor will be performing the excision of the cauliflower ear under general anesthesia. All I can find is CPT 69110 which isn't appropriate or and unlisted code.

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:56 PM
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It seems like he is going to correct the cauliflower like pinna of the ear ? Is in it?
then check with this code 69300 -) Otoplasty , protruding ear ( that is cauliflower like ear), with or without size reduction
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:46 AM
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Default cpt code for composite resection of right pinna

I need help coding for composite resection of right pinna?
The op report is to follow...
an excision was outlined, and skin and diseased cartilage were removed in a composite fashion. Certainly, anterior skin was left in place, if it was unaffected. Frozen section confirmed the dx of chondritis nodularis helicis and no evidence of any malignancy.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:51 AM
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Hello - Not sure why you are opposed to CPT 69110, that would be my choice; it describes removing a full thickness section of the external ear and cauliflower ear, 738.7, definitely supports this code. I would not use 69300, otoplasty, it's not appropriate as a cauliflower ear would not be considered a protruding ear - ostoplasty is essentially a "cosmetic" procedure.

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