Ear Canal Debridement



What CPT code would I use for a debridement of purulent debris from, with or without placement of a wick in, the ear canal such as when the patient has Swimmer’s ear?


There is no CPT code for this activity and it would be considered part of the E&M code for your service that day. However, if you used the microscope for the diagnosis and treatment then you could also report 92504 (Binocular microscopy (separate diagnostic procedure).