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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Choosing the Best Code for Revised Ethmoidectomy

Question: Our surgeon performed a revised total ethmoidectomy. From my understanding, that means the ethmoids are now gone. How should we code this?

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Answer: Revision ethmoidectomies are more common than you might think. During the initial surgery, the ethmoids are not removed; instead, they are opened, the surgeon creates ostomies, and then [...]


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