CPT® 42971, Under Other Procedures on the Pharynx, Adenoids, and Tonsils

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 42971 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Other Procedures on the Pharynx, Adenoids, and Tonsils.

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Summary

The provider uses a variety of means to control nasopharyngeal bleeding that is within 24 hours (primary) or up to two weeks (secondary) after surgery such as an adenoidectomy. With this code, hospitalization is required due to extensive blood loss or because control could not be achieved in the provider's office.

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