tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 4

ENT Refresher: Know Your Nasal Endoscopy Choices for Correct Coding

Catch the code right with your thorough knowledge! Select the codes based on your in-depth knowledge of the code descriptors and the terminology associated with nasal procedures.  This will not only help you to accurately select codes but a close eye on the code descriptors, will keep you from reporting redundant additional codes or help you catch the correct code for higher paying scope.  It will also help you to be aware of the pitfalls which may lead to denials. For example, for functional endoscopic sinus surgeries (FESS) documentation, global periods, and modifiers, you need to be...

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