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Coding for Tympanostomy, Tube Removal

Question: How should we code for in-office insertion of ventilating ear tubes (tympanostomy)? What about ear tube removals? Vermont Subscriber Answer: The correct codes for ventilating ear tube insertion and removal depend on the encounter specifics. Check out this quick lesson on the ins and outs of ear tube procedures: Tube insertion: When the otolaryngologist performs tympanostomy with local anesthesia in the [...]