AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 1; ASK the EDITOR

Radical Mastoidectomy

A patient suffering from chronic mastoiditis, hearing loss and tympanic membrane perforation, had 2 prior mastoid surgeries.  Having sustained facial palsy from one of the prior surgeries, the patient now presents to have a radical mastoidectomy, facial nerve decompression and debridement, mastoid obliteration, and a temporalis muscle flap rotation.  What are the correct CPT codes for the procedures performed? ...

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