AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 12 (December)

Digestive System/Surgery (December 2004)

December 2004 page 19a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Digestive System/ Surgery, 42299 (Q&A) Question What is the appropriate code to report for an injection snoreplasty for the treatment of palatal snoring? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, no specific CPT code accurately describes an injection snoreplasty; therefore, code 42299, Unlisted procedure, palate, uvula, should be reported. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it will be necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent, need for the procedure, and the...

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