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Laryngeal Injection Coding Depends on Its Purpose

Question: Our ENT administered percutaneous laryngeal injections using flexible endoscopic guidance. How do I code for that? Michigan Subscriber Answer: The correct answer depends on what your physician injects into the larynx and why. For example, if he injects Botox to treat spasmodic dysphonia, you would report 64617 (Chemodenervation of muscle[s]; larynx, unilateral, percutaneous [e.g., for spasmodic dysphonia], includes guidance by needle [...]

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