AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 9 (September)

Surgery: Respiratory System (Q&A) (September 2010)

September 2010 page 10b-end Surgery: Respiratory System Question: When a patient has a bilateral submucosal cauterization of the inferior turbinates followed by outfracturing, do we report both the ablation and outfracture? Answer: Code 30802, Ablation, soft tissue of inferior turbinates, unilateral or bilateral, any method (eg, electrocautery, radiofrequency ablation, or tissue volume reduction); intramural (ie, submucosal), is not bundled with code 30930, Fracture nasal inferior turbinate(s), therapeutic. ♦ Surgery: Respiratory System (Q&A) (September 2010). CPT® Assistant. 2010; September 2010 page 10b-end ...

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