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Remember the Difference Between Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Chronic Sinusitis

Question: One of our payers has a new FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) policy that went into effect Jan. 1. The policy indicates that in order to meet medical necessity, “chronic rhinosinusitis with or without polyposis” must be present. Can you please help me find an ICD-10 code for this? Idaho Subscriber Answer: Remember that chronic rhinosinusitis is also known as chronic [...]



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