Auditory System Procedures to be Included In Tympanostomy The following auditory system procedures are included in the performance of tympanostomy (Procedure code 69436):
Code 69200 - Removal foreign body from external canal; without general anesthesia
Code 69205 - Removal foreign body from external auditory canal; with general anesthesia
Code 69210 - Removal impacted cerumen separate procedure; one or both ears
Code 69401 - Eustachian tube inflation, transnasal; without catheterization
Providers will receive payment for code 69436 only, even though the other four procedures may have been performed on the same recipient on the same date.
Conversely, a payment for code 69200 for a particular recipient on a particular date of service will result in denials of claims for codes 69205, 69210, 69401, and 69436.