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Family Practice Coding Alert

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Routinely Reporting E/M with Cerumen Removal? Not So Fast

Question: If your FP performs removal of cerumen, can an E/M code be reported for the evaluation that was performed? If so, should a modifier be appended to the E/M or the cerumen removal code? Maryland Subscriber Answer: You report one of the two below mentioned codes when your clinician performs cerumen removal depending on whether he used instruments or performed a [...]