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