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Know What’s Included in Turbinate Reduction

Question: Following a septoplasty to remove a septal spur, the surgeon performed an inferior turbinate reduction. I am trying to interpret the operative report to determine whether this should be coded as 30801, 30802, or 30930. The report states that the surgeon “performed an inferior turbinate reduction with the coblator bilaterally, outfracturing the inferior turbinates.” Colorado Subscriber Answer: This certainly [...]