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Pediatric Coding Alert

CPT® 2016:
New Code Will Describe Cerumen Removal with Irrigation

Plus: CPT® 2016 will debut new x-ray codes for scoliosis evaluations. As most pediatric coders are aware, payment for cerumen removal doesn’t come easily. You have to document the fact that the cerumen was impacted and required the physician to use instrumentation to remove it before you can report 69210 (Removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral). And if the physician [...]


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