Patricia Posted Wed 11th of January, 2012 17:46:19 PM
I am billing out for a closure of oroantral fistula (30580) however, the op note states a fistulectomy was done. I am thinking this is included in the procedure, but want to make sure. He also did a palatal flap closure, which I beleive to included in the closure code.
I have looked for a code for the fistula removal and am not having any luck.
TIA for any help you can give me.
Patricia Posted Wed 11th of January, 2012 17:48:04 PM
sorry, he also stated he did a caldwell luc procedure, but per the op note that is not what was done.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 12th of January, 2012 06:48:31 AM
Fistulectomy was part of oroantral fistula repair.
Patricia Posted Wed 18th of January, 2012 15:13:25 PM