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Aspiration of septal hematoma with nasal endoscopy

Elaine Posted Wed 22nd of February, 2012 18:47:56 PM

How would you code: zero degree telescopic exam is performed. Septal hematoma apparent in the right anterior septum. 1% lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the right nasal septum. An 18 gauge needle is used to drain 3 cc's of blood from a septal hematoma. Hemostasis is achieved.

I was looking at: 30000, 31231-59

Thanks in advance.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of February, 2012 19:14:38 PM

You should only report 30020 for this (I&D, abscess, nasal septum). For nasal sinus endoscopy, 31231, but it's a separate procedure. Modifier -59 is not required.

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