February 15, 2018
I can’t find a CPT code for debridement of the EAC such as for Swimmer’s ear. Help!
Actually there isn’t one! Typically the debridement is performed with a microscope so you may report 92504 (binocular microscopy) with your E/M code assuming your documentation supports it. Do not use a code such as 11000 (Debridement of extensive eczematous or infected skin; up to 10% of body surface) as the intent of this code is not for use in the ear canal.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/15/18.