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Question Dacryocystorhinostomy

Manders21

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Anyone know if 31239 Dacryocystorhinostomy and 68815 Probing of nasolacrimal duct, with or without irrigation; with insertion of tube or stent can be coded together? I don't see any NCCI edits but wasn't sure if insurance would still consider this bundled.
 

jackjones62

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That would be no, 31239 includes the placement of stents if warranted, these are two different procedures. A DCR is done thru the nose endoscopically as well as a possible external incisional approach. Probing the nasolacrimal duct is done thru the eye's tear duct, a probe is used to open the duct and then a stent is placed.
 
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