December 2, 2021
We had a patient come in for a mastoid debridement using the microscope. It is ok to bill 69220 for the debridement and 92504 for the microscope?
No, the diagnostic binocular microscopy (92504) is included in the surgical/therapeutic debridement code (69220) and not separately reported. In fact, 92504 is included in all auditory system surgical codes (69xxx).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/02/21.