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One of the key differences in reporting laceration repair in this section as compared to the Integumentary subsection is that repair is described by location of the laceration and the type of repair performed.
(5-126) What are the key differences in reporting laceration repair of the conjunctiva, cornea, or sclera compared to the repair codes in the Integumentary System section? (294)
(5-127) True or False: Placement of a regional orbital block catheter may be separately reported when performed at the time of an evisceration with implant. (294)
(5-128a) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Ocular photodynamic therapy of the right eye. (300)
(5-128b) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Ocular photodynamic therapy of both the right and left eyes at the same session. (300)
(5-128c) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Iridectomy with extracapsular removal of cataract by phacoemulsification technique. An intraocular lens is also inserted at this time. (297/CPT 232)
(5-128d) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Removal of intraocular foreign body from anterior chamber of right eye. (294/CPT 229)
(5-128e) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Strabismus surgery on one horizontal muscle of the right eye and one horizontal muscle of the left eye. (301)
External ear (69000-69399) -Auricle (Pinna) and ear canal (external auditory canal).
Middle ear (69400-69799) - malleus, incus, stapes, (ossicles) with the tympanic cavity.
Inner ear (69801-69949) - (Labyrinth) cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canal.
(5-129) List the anatomy comprising the external ear, middle ear, and inner ear. (304-308)
(5-130) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Bilateral tympanostomy with insertion of ventilating tubes under general anesthesia. (308 / CPT 239)
(5-131) Assign the appropriate code(s) for the following procedure: Removal and replacement of an osseointegrated implant to the temporal bone (with mastoidectomy) with percutaneous attachment to external speech processor or cochlear stimuator. (307 / CPT 240)
(5-132) What code is used to report removal of impacted cerumen from one or both ears? (305 / CPT 239)
Myringoplasty is a procedure limited solely to the drumhead or eardrum. The middle ear is not entered. However, a tympanoplasty requires entry and inspection of the middle ear.
(5-133) What procedural circumstance differentiates myringoplasty from tympanoplasty? (306)
69399, 69799, and 69949
(5-135) List the three codes representing unlisted procedures of the external, middle, and internal ear. (305 + 308)
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