Cerumen (accumulation) (impacted) 380.4. cerumen (ear) (external) 380.4. Wax in ear 380.4. ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 380.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare.
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ICD-9-CM 380.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services.
Short description: Cellulitis of face. ICD-9-CM 682.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 682.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015.
Impacted cerumen, unspecified ear H61. 20 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H61. 20 became effective on October 1, 2021.
The removal of impacted cerumen (69209, 69210, G0268) is only medically necessary when reported with a diagnosis of impacted cerumen (ICD-10 codes H61.
Irrigation of Ear using Irrigating Substance, Percutaneous Approach, Diagnostic. ICD-10-PCS 3E1B38X is a specific/billable code that can be used to indicate a procedure.
ICD-10 code H61. 23 for Impacted cerumen, bilateral is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the ear and mastoid process .
CPT code 69210, Removal impacted cerumen, (separate procedure) one or both ears.
A: The coder would report CPT code 69210 (removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral) with modifier -50 (bilateral procedure) twice. Alternatively, the coder could report code 69210 twice with modifiers -LT (left side) and -RT (right side).
[sĕ-roo´mĭ-no´sis] excessive or disordered secretion of cerumen.
Removal of impacted cerumen is represented by the following two CPT codes:69209 – Removal impacted cerumen using irrigation/lavage, unilateral.69210 – Removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral.
An ear lavage, also known as ear irrigation or ear flush, is a safe method of earwax removal when performed by a healthcare professional. Here's how the ear cleaning works: a healthcare professional may use a rubber bulb syringe filled with warm water, or a triggered squirt bottle and cannula to flush out the ear.
Impacted cerumen (se-ROO-men) is when earwax (cerumen) builds up in the ear and blocks the ear canal; it can cause temporary hearing loss and ear pain.
ICD-10-CM Code for Impacted cerumen, right ear H61. 21.
Both 69209 and 69210 are unilateral procedures. For removal of impacted earwax from both ears, append modifier 50 Bilateral procedure to the appropriate code. In the example above of the 7-year-old child, if irrigation occurred in both ears, appropriate coding is 69209-50.