Removal of Tympanostomy Tube

Removal of Tympanostomy Tube

March 15, 2018

Question:
What is the code for removal of a tympanostomy tube when it was placed by another physician?  I can’t seem to find it in the CPT book anymore.

Answer:
Oh my goodness – that code describe was revised in 2003!  CPT 69424 now states: Ventilating tube removal requiring general anesthesia.  If the tube is removed under local, or no, anesthesia then it is included in your E/M service and not separately coded.

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*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/15/18.

 

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