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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Be Aware of RVU Differences for FESS Procedures

Never ‘code for dollars’ by submitting higher RVU values.   The difference in reimbursement between FESS procedures is significant, which makes verifying your codes against your surgeon’s documentation even more important. For example, 31256 (Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical, with maxillary antrostomy) is assigned 5.71 relative value units (RVUs) by the National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value Guide; code 31267 (Nasal/sinus endoscopy, [...]

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