AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 7 (July)

Respiratory System (July 2001)

July 2001 page 11a Coding Consultation Respiratory System, 30930 (Q&A) Question If therapeutic fracture of turbinates is performed bilaterally, should modifier -50, Bilateral Procedure, be appended to code 30930, Fracture nasal turbinate(s), therapeutic, or is code 30930 inherently bilateral? AMA Comment From a coding perspective, code 30930 is a unilateral code. Therefore, if therapeutic fracture of nasal turbinates is performed bilaterally, modifier -50 should be appended. Respiratory System, 30930 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2001; July 2001 page 11a ...

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