Removal of Tube in Office

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Question:  

How do I code for the removal of ventilation tubes when performed in the office setting?

Answer:

There is no separate CPT code for this activity so it is part of your E&M service. It is not appropriate to report 69200 (Removal foreign body from external auditory canal; without general anesthesia) or 69424 (Ventilating tube removal requiring general anesthesia).