Nasal hemorrhage

cjmusser

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Hello,

What code do you use for cautery of nasal mucosa due to nosebleeds even if it is not currently bleeding. 30901 or 30801?

Thank You!
Christina Musser, CPC
 

b.cobuzzi

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30801 is cautery of the turbinates. if the Turbinates are not what is being cauterized, 30801 cannot be used.

I would go with either 30901 even if the nose is not actively bleeding if there is documentation of nose bleeds and that is the reason for the cautery.
 
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