Otolaryngology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Think Twice Before Reporting Middle Turbinate Resection With Some Endoscopic Services

Question: Can I report a middle turbinate resection in addition to an endoscopic polypectomy? Without any National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) guidance available, I am not sure if these two services are separately reportable. Delaware Subscriber Answer: As you are aware, the existing turbinectomy codes apply exclusively to the excision of the inferior turbinate. For middle turbinate resection procedures, you [...]