Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cerumen Removal - CPT 69210 Noridian/Medicare

Cerumen Removal - CPT 69210

Effective in 2014, the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT manual identifies CPT code 69210 (removal impacted cerumen requiring instrumentation, unilateral) as a unilateral procedure. CMS has determined that, regardless of unilateral or bilateral, 69210 will remain bilateral and will allow only one unit per date of service billed. Appending modifier 50 is not acceptable.
The work Relative Value Unit (RVU) was maintained at 0.61.

For further details, consult the Federal Register/Volume 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013/Rules and Regulations 74341(14) Cerumen Removal (69210) at This link will take you to an external website..
Last Updated Mar 07, 2014

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