AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery Auditory System (March 2001)

March 2001 page 10b Coding Consultation Auditory System, Surgery, 69610, 69620, 69631 (Q&A) Question Based on the code descriptors for codes 69610, 69620 and 69631, I am not sure which code we should report for repair of the tympanic membrane. Would you please provide additional information on these codes? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 69610 is intended to describe the procedure for repair of the tympanic membrane in which the physician freshens the edges of the perforated area of the tympanic membrane, after which the physician may or may not apply a paper patch to...

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