tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 10

Reader Question: Look at the Location, Depth and Procedure Complexity for Sialolithotomy

Question: Please provide me with the correct CPT® codes for when the physician uses micro burr to remove salivary stones.  Pennsylvania Subscriber Answer: You should choose from the following range of codes depending on the location/depth and complexity of the procedure: 42330 – Sialolithotomy; submandibular (submaxillary), sublingual or parotid, uncomplicated, intraoral 42335 – Sialolithotomy; submandibular (submaxillary), complicated, intraoral 42340 – Sialolithotomy; parotid, extraoral or complicated intraoral. ...

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