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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Verify the Dividing Line Between 21554 and 21556

Question: The otolaryngologist performed an open excision of a 3 cm tumor located in the right deep neck space tumor/skull base. She would like to report 61605 but the approach is not included. The approaches listed for other codes in the same CPT® section 61590-61592 do not match what she performed; she used a cervical approach to get to the lesion [...]


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