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Coblation tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Cindy Posted Wed 11th of July, 2012 18:14:25 PM

the surgeon performed a coblation tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. I am unable to find a cpt code for this. Do you use the standard codes or dump it under unlisted and submit an op report> thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 11th of July, 2012 21:42:32 PM

A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy can also be performed by cryo, laser, and electocautrey methods. For a laser tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, be sure to know your payer's policy before filing a claim as such.

I would prefer using standard codes only for these procedures

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