Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Correction: Maxillectomy Determines Coding

- Published on Tue, Jul 01, 2003
In the April 2003 Otolaryngology Coding Alert, the answer for Unmask Ins and Exs of Sinus Access should have stated to use the same code for Weber-Ferguson (31225, Maxillectomy; without orbital exenteration) as for the midfacial degloving approach. All versions of maxillectomy should be coded 31225 no matter what the incision is.

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