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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Watch for Inconsistencies With 69210 Bilateral Payment Before Filing Your Claims

Avoid modifier 50 with CMS, but leave it for private payers. Coders and providers were glad to see a revision to the descriptor for 69210 (Removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral) in 2014 AMA CPT® to specify “unilateral.” – but implementing the change has come with some challenges. The expectation: The “unilateral” detail meant providers could append modifier 50 (Bilateral procedure) [...]

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