Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

  • 1.  69140 with POS 11

    Posted 10-19-2018 14:25
    Edited by Ryan Stroup 10-19-2018 16:49
    Good afternoon,

    Here's my scenario. Physician performs a surgical procedure (CPT 69140 - excision exostosis, external auditory canal) in his office. He then proceeds to ask me after the fact if it's allowed in the office or outpatient facility only. CMS shows a global period of 90 which falls under major surgery and unless I'm mistaken, POS 11 would not be appropriate.

    I'm afraid we are not going to get paid for this but I'm asking for any feedback in case I haven't explored all avenues.


    Ryan Stroup
    Biller/Coder, ENT