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    I would like another opinion on this. The ENT has been dictating his SMR: Bilateral inferior turbinates were submucosally resected in the usual fashion with a 2.0 Medtronic inferior turbinate submucosal resection blade until the desired therapeutic effect was achieved. There were no complications. Do you think this supports coding a 30140? Any comments are appreciated.

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    Yes, that would be the way I would of billed it

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    Check out CPT Assistant May 2003 Nasal Turbinate Surgery. It provides some information on what the doc needs to include in the op report.

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