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30130 vs 30930 explain how to differentiate

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    If anyone can help I am not an ENT expert coder and I wonder if a doctor schedules Endoscopic Sinus surgery and he books 30130 for reduction of the inferior turbinates but a coder assigns 30930 based on the content of the op note, how would one explain the difference to the Dr? Any assistance is appreciated.

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    30930 is fracturing of the tubinates for therapeutic purposes, while the 30130 is for excision of the turbinate

    I would use the coder's desk reference and show him the lay descriptions of each procedure side by side so that he can see the difference

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    You might take a look at 30140 because if the physician is performing a reduction of the turbinates you need to be billing 30140 with modifier 52. See the parenthetical notes below 30140 for this information.
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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    Thank you both for the feedback!

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