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  1. Sharon Posted 6 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    Please help with diagnosis and procedure codes for this surgery.


    PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Removal of nasal stent.

    INDICATIONS: The patient had an endotracheal tube placed through the nostrils from posteriorly to stent the nose while healing. It is time to remove the stent.

    PROCEDURE: The patient was brought to the operating room, general anesthesia was induced and the patient was kept asleep via mask anesthesia. Once proper level of anesthesia was obtained, under apneic conditions, the suture anterior to the nose was cut. The endotracheal tube was then pushed back into the nose. The suture that was on the back of the endotracheal tube was seen in the pharynx and the tube was removed from the nasopharynx then out the mouth. Mucus was suctioned from the mouth and the patient was again ventilated. The nose was suctioned clear and the patient was woken up and taken back to the neonatal intensive care unit in stable condition. The nose looked much better than it was preoperatively prior to the placement of the stent.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 6 Year(s) ago

    I didn't get any such code for removal of nasal stent. So it would be unlisted Px, nose (30999). Dx code should be 959.09. However, give some time to update you if I'll get any appropriate code for this.

  3. SuperCoder Posted 6 Year(s) ago

    There is no code for nasal stent removal. Therefore, you have to code definitely unlisted (30999). Mention one more code similar type of service and bill the $$ amount associated with that code, also mention the reason for the amount that you are claiming by attaching a copy of OP note and a cover letter.

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  • Posted by 17138 Sharon, 6 Year(s) ago. There are 3 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.