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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Bank on This Criteria for 31267 Reporting

Question: I’m coding a maxillary antrostomy. The doctor documents a small amount of tissue removed from the maxillary sinus. Can I bill as 31267? Virginia Subscriber Answer: An operative report is necessary in order to reach a definitive answer. You will need to provide further documentation of what constitutes a “small amount of tissue” in order to decide between codes [...]