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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Know When Septal Spur Excision Qualifies as 30520

Question: I’m working on a functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) involving a left maxillary antrostomy, endoscopic submucous bilateral inferior turbinate ablation, and the removal of a left septal bone spur. For the bone spur removal, the physician documents “a mucosal flap elevating the bone of the spur was detached using an osteotome with removal of the contents and good coaptation [...]