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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Verify Details Before Reporting a History of Cancer

Question: An established patient with a history of nasopharyngeal cancer was seen in the office for a laryngoscopy. The physician also documented an E/M and removed impacted cerumen from both ears. The patient completed chemo and radiation therapy about a year ago and the physician has the patient come in every 6 months now for cancer surveillance. Since the patient doesn’t [...]