Excision External Ear

Excision External Ear

June 25, 2020

Question:
I did a partial excision of the left ear wedge with a layered closure. Can I code 69110 and a complex repair code since 69110 says “simple repair”?

Answer:
CPT 69110 includes the direct closure (bringing wound edges together) because it says “simple repair” so that would include a simple, intermediate or complex repair code. We would not recommend a separate repair code in the circumstance you describe.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/25/20.

 

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