AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 9 (September)

Respiratory System, 31254, 31255 (Q&A) (September 1997)

September 1997 page 10b Coding Consultation Respiratory System, 31254, 31255 (Q&A) Question How is an endoscopic ethmoidectomy with endoscopic turbinectomy coded? AMA Comment When performing an endoscopic partial anterior ethmoidectomy with turbinectomy, report code 31254-22. When performing an endoscopic total (anterior and posterior) ethmoidectomy with endoscopic turbinectomy report code 31255-22. The -22 modifier indicates the involvement of the additional turbinectomy procedure. Respiratory System, 31254, 31255 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1997; September 1997 page 10b ...

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