Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Make Proper Distinctions Between 30801, 30802, 30130, and 30140

Question: What’s the difference between 30801, 30802, 30130 and 30140? Iowa Subscriber Answer: First, have a look at each respective code’s description: 30801 — Ablation, soft tissue of inferior turbinates, unilateral or bilateral, any method (eg, electrocautery, radiofrequency ablation, or tissue volume reduction); superficial 30802 — …intramural (ie, submucosal) 30130 — Excision inferior turbinate, partial or complete, any method 30140 [...]