In Billing
Jan 10th, 2018
2018 brings us new functional endoscopic sinus surgery codes (FESS) which bundle a total ethmoidectomy with both a frontal sinusotomy and a sphenoidotomy with and without removal of tissue.  2018 CPT® also provides a new bundled code for a frontal and sphenoid endoscopic balloon dilation.  On initial review of these new codes and the instructions ...
AAPC’s Knowledge Center welcomes Barbara Cobuzzi as a regular contributor.  Nasal Sinus Endoscopy According to the American Rhinologic Society, several nasal sinus endoscopy services were identified as potentially misvalued because billing patterns revealed they were billed together more than 75 percent of the time (same beneficiary/same day of service). As a result, the specialty societies w...
Nov 1st, 2011
Good documentation and a thorough understanding of anatomy and procedures will help you accurately code this service. By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Anyone who has had chronic sinus infections knows how miserable the constant headache and facial pressure can be. Fortunately for chronic sufferers, there is a minimally invasive surgical technique to help ...