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    My doctor selected the code 30801 for cauterization for nosebleed. When looking at the cpt book it states that for nose bleeds to use 30901-30906. She cauterized by using silver nitrate. I am unsure to which code to use.

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    use 30901. 30801 uses electrocauter and or ablation to reduce inflammation from the nasal turbines. 30901 applies electrical or chemical coagulation to the anterior section of the nose

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    According to the CPT descriptions, 30801 is NOT for stopping of nosebleeds. 30901-30906 is for the stopping of nosebleeds any method. Only difference is severity or repeat nosebleeds.

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