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General Surgery Coding Alert

Tonsils and Adenoids:

Avoid Bundling Pitfalls for Clean Tonsillectomy Claims

Take this modifier 50 tip to the bank. When billing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, you need to avoid some common mistakes if you want to get payment for your general surgeon’s work. With age factors, combination codes, bilateral issues, bundling restrictions, and possible post-op bleeding, you have a lot to consider if you want to code your surgeon’s work correctly. Read [...]