CPT® 42999, Under Other Procedures on the Pharynx, Adenoids, and Tonsils

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 42999 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

This code is used for procedures performed on the pharynx, adenoids or tonsils that are not already addressed in previous codes, such as removing a Thornwaldt/Tornwaldt cyst. Any procedure reported under 42999 should be authorized prior to service. Be sure to include a description of the service with the claim.

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