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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Site of Service Affecting Tonsillectomy Code

Question: One of my doctors is considering doing in-office tonsillectomies.  I’m not sure if we can file with the regular code since that is done under general anesthesia. Is the unlisted code 42999 our best choice? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: Nothing in CPT® refers to a specific type of anesthesia or method of removal for any of the tonsillectomy codes. The same codes [...]

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