Postop Mastoid Debridement


February 20, 2014


My doctor did a mastoidectomy on a patient. Can we bill for the mastoid debridement using 69220 when the patient comes back to the office for a postop debridement?


The mastoidectomy codes (e.g., 69641-69646) have a 90-day postoperative global period and include all postoperative care related to the mastoidectomy procedure. Therefore, the postop office debridement is not separately reported.