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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Coding:
Check Payer Policy for Acceptable Ethmoidectomy Dx

Experts: Some payers have specific set of ICD-10s that allow for ethmoidectomy. When it comes to nasal ethmoidectomies, insurer policies vary widely on the diagnosis codes they will accept for the procedure. CPT® code breakdown: In most instances, you’ll report your otolaryngologist’s surgical ethmoidectomies with 31254 (Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with ethmoidectomy, partial [anterior]) or 31255 (… with ethmoidectomy, total [anterior [...]