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Don’t Let These Codes Impact Your Excess Earwax Removal Reporting

Question: Our pediatrician removed cerumen from a patient’s left and right ears. The cerumen was not impacted. Can I use 69209 or 69210 for the removal with modifier 52 to show the procedure was changed because the cerumen was not impacted and modifier 50 to show the procedure was performed on both ears? Also, should I use H61.2- for the [...]