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    Default frenoplasty

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    Okay new to ENT...
    Need help with how to bill frenoplasty on both the upper lip and under the tongue. Do you bill 41520 x2 OR 41520 and 41520-50? Or am I totaly wrong all the way around. Thanks
    Anita Hudson, CPC
    Scott and White Bryan/College Station

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    San Francisco

    Default Hi

    Hi Anita,
    The usage of mod 50 is for the mirror image of the first procedure, so wouldn't use the 41520 50 on the upper lip and under the tongue. The verdict is more on 41520 x2 and make sure the documentation support the codes.
    Hope this helps.

    Marivic Pinto
    Billing/Coding Analyst
    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    UCSF Medical Center

  3. #3

    Default Frenuloplasty????

    Are you truly doing "frenuloplasty", labial and lingual??? or just "clipping" the labial and lingual frenulum?

    Need to be specific.

    ENT CT

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    I use 40799 for frenuloplasty of the lip.

    Lip procedures and tongue procedures are listed in different areas of the Digestive System section of CPT.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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