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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Unspecified Infective Otitis Externa Codes Expand Next Year, Too

Here what your physician’s documentation needs to specify. Infective otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal, the passage from the outside of the ear to the eardrum. Infection causes swelling, redness, heat, and pain, and is often associated with a discharge that contains white blood cells. Patient symptoms might range from a slight itch with discomfort to [...]

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