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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Use Caution Coding Additional Services During E/M Encounter

Question: We have a patient who came in with complaints of an earache. The provider noted a buildup of cerumen (nonimpacted) of the right ear and proceeded to remove it. The patient then noted that she had been experiencing a sore throat for the past few days. The provider performed a flexible laryngoscopy and found subtle swelling of the tonsils. [...]