69801 and Tympanostomy Tube Placement

69801 and Tympanostomy Tube Placement

April 19, 2018

If a collar button tube is placed AFTER the 69801 transtympanic injection to keep the hole open for future injections, can I also report 69433 (insertion of tympanostomy tube under local anesthesia)?

No, CPT clearly states that any myringotomy or tympanostomy tube placement at the time 69801 is performed is not separately reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/19/18.


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