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    Smile Tina

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    Does anyone know the proper way to bill the following proceudre out when done bilaterally:
    30520 septo
    31276 frontal
    31255 ethmoid
    31267 maxillary
    31288 sphenoid
    30802 turb trimming
    30930 out fr

    and if the dr does the later of the two procedures and one is on one side and the other on the other side, can they both be billed? We are having a terrible time with the doctor using these two codes.

    Thank you,

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    30520 Septo code is not a bilateral procedure. There is only one septum/ Can't be done bilaterally.

    31276, 31255, 31267, 31288 all bill w/ 50 modifier to show bilateral

    30802 and 30930 are codes for bilateral OR unilateral.

    they are bundled. You could try to bill out with a 59 modifier and RT & LT mods to show different sides of the nose.

    Not sure if it will get paid.
    Rachell Lindley, CPC
    Multispecialty Clinic Coding
    Internal Medicine
    General Surgery
    Family Medicine

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