Marla Posted Tue 14th of February, 2017 08:20:08 AM
What code would you use for nasal valve augmentation for weakened lateral nasal cartilages?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of February, 2017 06:51:57 AM
Augmentation of nasal cartilages is usually perform for contouring or re-shaping of the septum. In that condition, CPT 30520 is appropriate to bill. In the code, physician makes an incision depending upon the area affected. The cartilaginous and bony septum is then exposed and the mucosal flap is elevated. A tru–cuts is used to remove the irregular bones and cartilage. The flaps are then returned to their normal position. The incision is closed with sutures and the physician applies a splint. Check your documentation to match the description and use the code.