AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 2 (February)

Respiratory System, 30130 (Q&A) (February 1998)

February 1998 page 11a Coding Consultation Respiratory System, 30130 (Q&A) Question Is CPT code 30130, Excision turbinate, partial or complete, considered inherently bilateral? Or, if this procedure is performed on both sides of the nose, would it be appropriate to append modifier -50, Bilateral Procedure, when reporting this code? AMA Comment CPT code 30130 is considered a unilateral procedure. If the procedure is performed on both sides of the nose, it is appropriate to append the -50 modifier to the code to indicate that a bilateral procedure was performed. Respiratory System, 30130 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; February...

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