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69209 For Clearing Cerumen for Ear Exam? Not So Fast

Question: Our clinician performed removal of cerumen by irrigating the ears of a patient to examine the ears. In the documen­tation, there is no mention of impaction of the cerumen. Can I report a cerumen removal code if there was no impaction of the cerumen? New York Subscriber Answer: When your clinician performs removal of cerumen from the ear by irrigation or [...]