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endoscopic mumcomyotomy

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    Question endoscopic mumcomyotomy
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    What is the code?? Doctor dictated: "a needle knife then was placed at standard settings, and we proximally cut down 1 cm into the cricopharyngeus muscle". I was looking at 43257 except it states for thermal energy... Anyone?
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Did you look at 43030?

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    Red face mucomyotomy
    (Ok, so I messed up the title )

    Yes I have looked at 43030 but that is an open procedure. Would you consider that with -52 or 43257 with -22???
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    I see that now, sorry, I'm only coming up with an unlisted code. It's not quite any of the other's is it?

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    Not quite... That's why I was wondering about one or the other with the modifiers. It's Medicare so I sure as heck want to make sure I code it appropriately.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Default mucomyotomy
    This is tough. I would not do the 43030 - after looking at it, it's not endoscopic, so wouldn't go there at all. The 43257 with the 22 is a possibility. It's closer than anything else.

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