Cerumen (Earwax) Removal

Billing and Reimbursement
Policy Number: RP-P-012

Last Updated: Feb. 8, 2022

When billing an earwax removal in addition to an E & M service, the earwax removal will be denied as content to the E & M Code. Earwax cleaning is reimbursable in the absence of an E & M service with appropriate coding.