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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Documenting a Claim With 31297 and 21337

Question: Our otolaryngologist performed a balloon dilation, and had to fracture the patient’s nose during the process. Can he bill 21337 for fracture care in addition to the dilation code?  New Hampshire Subscriber Answer: First, you’ll submit 31297 (Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with dilation of sphenoid sinus ostium [e.g., balloon dilation]) for the procedure itself. Current coding edits do not bundle 31297 with [...]

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