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Aug 29th, 2016 - andrewsdiane

removal of ear wax using code 69200

does the provider have to state impacted in order to use this code?

Aug 29th, 2016 - ccrider 6 

re: removal of ear wax using code 69200

if it's impacted ear wax , you're looking at 69209, 69210. See the guidelines for reporting these codes

If it isn't impacted, it's part of the e/m code.

Ear wax isn't a foreign body

If it is impacted, it needs to be documented as such in the body of the op report along with the manner of removal

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