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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Part B Payment:

Bilateral Cerumen Removals Could Prompt Denials

Medicare decides not to pay for two cerumen removals in the same visit. When  CPT® clarified the language in  CPT® 2014 regarding cerumen removal, it seemed like good news. But thanks to a CMS rule, that news could be turning sour. Background:  CPT® 2014 changed the descriptor for 69210 to “Removal of impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral.” Therefore, most practices [...]

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