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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Office Services: Evaluate the Extent of Repair to End Nosebleed Coding Problems

- Published on Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Here’s your guide to reporting E/M codes or 30901. A patient comes to your office with a nosebleed, and your otolaryngologist stops it. Your automatic thought might be to report 30901 (Control nasal hemorrhage, anterior, simple [limited cautery and/or packing] any method), but don’t move too fast. Submitting 30901 could be overcoding in some situations – or undercoding in others. [...]

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